Stunning Victorian, 9ct, 9k, 375 Rose Gold Turquoise & Pearl curb bracelet Circa 1890
A beautiful 9ct gold Turquoise and pearl bracelet featuring 5×2.5mm cabachon Turquoise interspersed with five natural half pearls all individually mounted in a collet setting.
The Turquoise vary slightly in shade from a vibrant sky blue to a teal colour.
The width of the bracelet is 8.7mm and the length: 6.75″ / 17.5cm
There is very little wear considering the age of this bracelet.
Complete with pushin clasp and safety chain Hallmarked 9 (denotes 9crarat gold) verso.
This beautiful antique gold Turquoise and pearl bracelet will be delivered in a new black leatherette and velvet box.
WEIGHT: 11.3 grams
HALLMARKS: 9 (denotes 9carat gold)
CONDITION: Very Good
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: B043
Turquoise is a very porous and absorptive precious stone. When exposed to water, oils and other chemicals it soaks them up like a sponge, this can cause a variety of effects. Turquoise is a compound that includes metals such as aluminum, copper or iron. Water and oil can cause some of these metals to oxidize, or in other words rust. As a result of oxidation, the stones can change color. Blue turquoise that contains copper can change from a light blue to a dark green. The iron changes from green to darker green and aluminum from light blue to darker blues and greens. The oils in our hands have a very similar affect as water. Over years, or even decades, of touching a turquoise stone with our fingers can lead to the stone changing color.