Antique, late Georgian bangle. Gold on silver, set with fabulous colourful gemstones. Made 19th century, circa 1830. This is a large sized bangle - measures 2 5/8inches accross. Central amethyst is approx 1/2 inch (13mm) long. Exquisite bangle made of 9ct gold with silver top, set around the upper half with moonstones, emeralds, diamonds and a central Siberian amethyst. Rows of cabochon moonstones, doubling towards the center. Lead, on either side, to a pair of beautiful emeralds. Directly alongside the emeralds on the other side are a pair of diamonds (a pair on each side of the bracelet - 4 in all). A ring is formed partially by the diamonds, completed by more moonstones. Within the ring is a large oval amethyst of a wonderful, deep violet colour. The contrast in colour between the bright green of the emeralds, the bright purple of the amethyst and the soft cabochon, milky blue/opaline moonstones is stunning to say the least. Gleams wonderfully. Few jewels have the presence of this bangle. The large size might have been made for a large lady, but it could also have been made to fit further up the arm, as was fashionable during the early 19th century. Condition is very good.
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