Victorian Gold Filled Wedding Bracelet (Antique)
We love to think about what the weddings in Victorian times would have been like. We know that a bride’s mother had been planning for the day for years and years. And that fashions of the time would have dictated modesty. At least when it came to the covering of the body. But modest jewelry was often not a term in the Victorian bride’s vocabulary. The blingier the better. There would have been necklaces, rings, hair jewels, brooches and of course the wedding bracelet. Probably one very similar to this very wedding bracelet.
What We Love About It:
Apparently the Victorian girls were all about safety, as this bracelet has a safety-chain to help keep from the unthinkable happening (it also may have been added later. The bracelet’s not talking so we can’t be certain). But what we really love is the hand-etched details.
This bracelet is in fabulous shape for its age. It’s gold-filled but you can’t tell by looking at it. It has a latch closure and there is the aforementioned safety-chain to help make sure it stays put right where it’s supposed to. But Victorian brides were tiny things, so this is not a bracelet for those with normal to big sized wrists. At the biggest, you could have a 6 1/2″ wrist to wear this comfortably. The bracelets in the group photo have already sold.
You don’t have to be a future bride to want to adorn your wrists with golden beauty. As a matter of fact, we think this bracelet is perfect for any old day of the week.