Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Victorian 14K Gold Enamel, Pearl and Diamond Star Mourning Bracelet
This gorgeous 14 karat gold bracelet has a fantastic design, with celestial motifs made up of shiny diamonds, enamel and a natural pearl. The cuff bracelet has a yellow gold ball at center, surrounded by a twisted rope design. At the center is a milky white pear of approximately 3mm in size, and around it are six rose cut detail diamonds. These vibrant diamonds are very little at 1mm in size, but they are not to be missed! They are outlined by a turquoise blue enamel star shape that has been hand-painted to enhance this nature-inspired star shape. This bracelet looks stunning when worn, and what's not visible at first sight is the mourning aspect of this cuff; when we look behind the gold ball we can see a clipping of hair encased behind glass. Mourning jewelry was in style in Victorian England after Prince Albert died. It became popular to carry a reminder of a loved one in the form of hair in a locket, or close to the heart
The bracelet has a safety latch and a security chain attached to the cuff so this piece of jewelry can be worn everyday. The bracelet is made for a size 7 inch wrist. It dates to the 1880s and has wonderful presence. Remains unmarked but has been acid tested to 14 karats of gold. There is a minor wear to the enamel on the star, but it is only visible through a loupe. Weighs 24 grams. A lovely piece, a must have for collector's of mourning jewelry.