If you were a woman in Victorian times, your wedding day was the most important day of your life. You’d been groomed by your mother in preparation for this day since the day you came into the world. There were preparations to be made and you had to put on a good show because marrying well was often the ultimate goal. That meant that the jewelry had to look good. Really good. Enter, the wedding bracelet. Dresses were definitely not revealing, so to adorn oneself, it was jewelry to the rescue and often lots of it.
What We Love About It: The old world feel. The motifs and design are true to Victorian times and you can almost imagine yourself walking down the aisle, loaded down in silk and lace.
The Deets: Women of the time period, especially those of marrying age, were small. So their wrists were small. That means that their bracelets were small. This gold filled bracelet, with an engraved, hand-etched emblem on its square head is no exception. It will fit, at its largest, a woman with a 6 1/2″ wrist. It does expand to open up but then closes fairly tightly. (two of the bracelets in the group photo have already sold. The other is linked below.)
Even if you’re not getting married today, tomorrow or anytime soon, this bracelet can sure make you feel like you’re a bride.