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This is a beautiful Antique/Vintage bracelet & pendant set with the bracelet known as a “Carmen” adjustable or expansion bracelet. The Carmen bracelet was first patented on May 20, 1890 and then again on February 5, 1901 and is amongst the most sought after by collectors.
The magnificent centrepiece is studded with a large sparkling FAUX CITRINE yellow paste or crystal stone within a silver tone setting encrusted with a border of clear and sparkling brilliants.The S shaped links alternate between plain and richly embossed. They are tight, attached and secure.
The pendant is identical to the bracelet's centrepiece and is complete with the original elongated box chain necklace.
They have the silky smooth feel usually only associated with solid carat gold and expected of quality antique jewellery.
Stamped/Hallmarked: CARMEN and D. F. B. Co. for The D. F. Briggs Company established in the 1890s & operated well into the 1940s as the market leaders for expansion bracelets, which are highly collectible. Chain - Bates & Bacon
Construction: Gold Filled - unmarked for gold content. Outer surface tests positive for 10 carat gold
Size: for small-medium wrists/16cm for a comfortable fit. 12.5cm circumference (unexpanded - expands to fit all), width 1.23cm and centrepiece 2.05cm (4/5") wide. Chain 47cm long
Weight: 33.2 grams in total
Better-than-Excellent Antique condition. There is no visible wear to the finish and no dents, damage or repairs – it is an all-original set. It looks gorgeous on and you will be very pleased with this Beautiful set!
PLEASE NOTE THE BOX PICTURED IS NOT INCLUDED and has been provided for information purposes only
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