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c1910s Antique Vintage CARMEN 10c 10K Gold GF "Topaz" Lilac Paste Stone Bracelet

Delicate jewellery complimented the fabrics of sumptuous silk dresses and blouses of the Edwardian period, rich in lace and embroidery. The ornamental, openwork lace patterns of this time were more refined and delicate that that of the 1800s. This is a Superb example sure to please.

Antique & Vintage Carmen adjustable bracelets were produced in a wide range of styles & designs however this is among the most Unique and Exquisite I have had the pleasure to offer AND it comes complete with the Original Presentation Box – A Collector’s Delight! The Carmen Bracelet is amongst the most sought after by collectors and this one particularly so being so Beautiful and of Rare styling. This would make a Fabulous addition to any treasured Family Heirloom collection.

This bracelet features a Fabulous Centrepiece best described by the pictures: A large rectangular, facetted lilac paste stone surrounded by a sumptuous lacy framework. The pictures Really Do provide the best description – Just Gorgeous!

The S shaped links have a warm yellow Gold hue and alternate between plain and richly embossed. They are tight, attached and retain springiness.  It has the silky smooth feel usually only associated with solid carat gold and expected of quality antique jewellery.

The Carmen bracelet was first patented on May 20, 1890 and then again on February 5, 1901. This information is quoted from that provided inside the box’s lid. The box not included.


Era:                  Edwardian c1910s

Trademark:      CARMEN - patented May 20, 1890 & again on February 5, 1901

Maker:              D. F. Briggs Company, in business as early as 1892 & succeeded by Briggs, Bates & Bacon after 1922.

Material:          Gold Filled – unmarked but known to be as per their presentation box’s information

Gold Purity:     Outer surface tested positive for 10 carat gold


Suitable for small to medium wrists - mine (pictured) is 16.5cm and is perfectly sized.

Circumference: about 12cm unexpanded

Centrepiece:    3cm long and 2.3cm wide

Links:               1.2cm or shy of ½” wide

Weight:            23.2 grams



Near MINT Antique condition! There are no flaws to mention – no obvious wear, damage, dents or repairs. The links are all attached, tight & secure – it is so comfortable to wear – and the stone is unblemished. It is Gorgeous on the wrist and is an absolute must if you adore Rare and Fine quality ANTIQUE jewellery. This is a Rare Opportunity not to be missed!

 Perfect for the most Fastidious of Collectors!

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