Victorian 18kt Persian Turquoise Ball Link Bracelet + Locket Charm
A fabulous and unusual turquoise link bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This incredible 18kt yellow gold piece features a series of spherical ball links that alternate with sections of interlocking chain, forming a flexible wrap-around bracelet. Each smoothly polished orb is similar in size and decorated with stunning turquoise cabochons set across the surface, creating a colorful and textured design. The cabochons exhibit incredible sky blue and blueish green hues, pairing perfectly against the vibrant yellow gold setting. Hanging from the center of bracelet is a ball link locket charm that is larger in size than the rest, and features a fantastic hidden locket mechanism inside. The side of the hinged ball opens, revealing two glass-covered spaces, perfect for adding special photographs, if desired. The bracelet fastens with a push clasp seamlessly hidden within the final orb, and a safety chain is present for extra security. An incredible Victorian piece that blends seamlessly into modern day fashion, the bracelet would look fabulous worn alone or layered with other pieces!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 8 1/4" long. Each matching orb measures about 10mm in diameter and the larger locket charm measures about 17m in diameter. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 17.9dwt (27.8 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the turquoise stones are intact and are securely set and the locket mechanism and push clasp are secure and in good working condition.