Circa 1860’s, stars were the most popular jewelry motif. They were carved into the tops of amethysts and carbuncles, centered on brooches, bracelets, and lockets, and pavéd often with diamonds, pearls, and other gemstones. These early stars were relatively flat but later in the century, a more dimensional form of the motif would emerge.
Textured and sumptuous, this bangle is a classic example of the Etruscan/archaeological revival that dominated popular mid 19th c designs
Materials and Features: diamonds, garnet, 9k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1875, English, Etruscan Revival
Measurements: Size 6.5, 14.1 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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