Antique 18th Century 1700's Sterling Silver European "currency" Link Belt
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Antique 18th Century 1700's Sterling Silver European "currency" Link Belt:
Antique 18th Century 1700's Sterling Silver European "Currency" Link Belt!
100.5 Grams total weight, very very heavy in silver weight
Any total transaction over 200.00 will be invoiced for insurance.
Size and Measurements:This belt or shoulder sash measures 41 inches in length. It can be doubled up to be worn as a necklace or also worn as a shoulder sash or a belt as it as a added on S clasp to hook into any loop you desire. Minimal wear for a piece that is over 250+ years old at the least.
Details of Style & or Stones(s):
This is and WILL be the only belt you see like this again. So let me give you a little history lesson. During the 1600's and 1700's European Noblemen and higher class would travel quite a bit, whether it of been to another estate or for business travels, one always wanted to have currency on hand. Robbers and thieves during travels would easily take coins and other valuables. This is where the idea of wearable currency came into play. It was common place during these times for the Men to have belt's or also shoulder sash's fashioned out of the local silver coinage. With this belt in particular it is tested by an XRF-Spectrometer gun to be 85% pure silver which is right around the purity range for many European Coin Silver countries. The man would have his local silver smith fashion this beautiful belt out of the local silver coinage. The silver smith would do this by hand hammering down the silver coins and flattening them out using a rolling mill. The loops were designed so that each little hand designed link would intersect within the other. This was also designed to be used if needed as a last resort, think "Savings account", the nobleman could take off however many links he needed to pay for what he needed to pay for. As i said this necklace/belt/shoulder sash is completely hand forged and fabricated, so every single little link is a little different than the one before it. Somebody at some point, most likely during the Victorian period attached and S clasp to this Belt. The belt is hallmarked with an unreadable very small hallmark on one of the links as well as the connector loop under the S clasp. Using a 10x jewelers loupe i still could not make out the hallmark. In certain lights it looks to be a monarchs head, and in other's it looks like something completely different. I can tell you the Appx age of this piece by the mix of metal alloy's inside this piece aside from the silver "1700's". I have read about these pieces, however i have never ever seen one, never on or anywhere. This is a piece the antiques roadshow would be amazed to see. Guess what though, i'm crazy, i'm listing this at , not because of the value, but because i want to give everybody a chance to own a beyond rare piece of history. Again you will never see another piecelikethis as long as you live. This is the piececollectorsdream day and night about!
So much of this stunning vintage and antique jewelry is being melted, lost, or broken over time. It is a shame to see quality items be destroyed. With us we are bringing them back to life with new homes. Featuring quality pieces that will show off nicely and all unique. This piece of jewelry is a stunning example of quality workmanship that can be cherished from home to home. We know that vintage jewelry will bring back memories of cherished ones or from special moments. Memories are what last a lifetime and these pieces will help bring them back. So do not pass something up if it will make you remember and bring a smile to you and others.
Markings:This item is hallmarked, however i am unable to make them out. However, it has also been tested and guaranteed to be European Coin Silver. Please read below as how we test all of our items in a non-harmful way with our XRF-Spectrometer gun.
Summary:This is a beautiful
and antique item! Georgian jewelry as I stated above is very rare to find
with this quality of work! Again, as stated this type of jewelry was reserved
for the rich and wealthy and few examples have stood the test of time of being
melted, broken, and just lost with time. Please don't hesitate to offer on this
truly beautiful item. You may never see another item like this with this quality of work again! This item will truly be the staple of anybody's collection and be
XRF-Spectrometer Gun:All of our jewelry is guaranteed to be as stated above through an X-Ray Florescent-Spectrometer test that reads the alloys of the metal without damaging the piece like nasty acid and scratch tests. This tells us the purity of many precious metals and the alloy of an unknown metal or element. Rest assured that we are 100% positive that you are receiving the real deal!
*Please be committed to your purchase, Ask questions regarding anything.
*We list Monday-Friday. sales start anywhere from 6-7pm Pacific time.
*All items are pre-owned and may show signs of normal wear with age unless otherwise stated.
*Guaranteed to be the purity of what is listed above or we will issue a full refund.
*Please read and understand the measurements and look at the pictures completely before placing a offer.
Returns:We offer 14 day money back with buyer pays return shipping. If there is a gross mistake made by us we will pay for the return shipping. We do not believe in making you pay for our mistakes. Items must be sent back to us in original condition and carefully packaged.We ask that if you decide to return the item that you include the Item number on a piece of paper for a quicker refund process.
Payment:We accept PayPal only. Payment must be made before or on the 4thday of the sale closing. We send out friendly invoices on the 3rdday as a reminder. If no payment is made by the 5thday an unpaid item case will be opened. Need extra time to pay? No problem! We will work with you and make your life easy. We just like to be kept in the loop of things.If a transaction is over $250.00 item will have an additional cost of $2.20 for signature confirmation.We ship within one business day after receiving payment. If payment is made on a Friday packages will go out on Monday.
Shipping:We ship domestic rate of $3.25. If you win two items or more and forget to ask for a combine shipping I will either ask or upgrade you to priority mail small flat rate box for $6.25. If not I will refund you the overcharge. We combine items at no extra cost to you. Add .25 cents for each additional ounce past 3 ounces if one has multiple items.
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We ship internationally with registered or express mail only. If an item is over $200.00 then the package will be sent out by express mail of roughly $58.00. Anything bellow will be shipped by priority mail for roughly 30.00. We do not intend to make money off of the shipping.I am sorry but we no longer ship to Russia.Please contact us for a quote regarding your country. All international packages will have insurance. We will not undervalue any items or mark packages as “gifts.” We also expect the international buyer to be aware of any additional custom charges that may be associated when receiving their package.
About Us:We are two young professionals "Alexis" & "Chris". We met in a photography class in college. We both go to college and sell New, Vintage, & Antique jewelry on as a full time job. We are not your typical college aged kids, we know the value of a dollar and what customer service truly means, we will always go out of our way to make our customers as happy as possible. We started out in the jewelry business knowing individuals who were in the smelting business. As we watched these smelters melting new, vintage, & antique 100+ year old jewelry for the metal value, we cringed!! We thought, there must be a way to save this special and once in a lifetime type of jewelry instead of melting these wonderful items.Well then the bright idea of selling these beautiful items smacked us in the face!We started buying small items such as rings, bracelets and necklaces from these smelters and selling these items to wonderful people who would appreciate them and cherish them for a lifetime!
After starting out small time, we started to go to Antique shops, estate sales, estate buy outs, smelters, sales, coin shows, or just about anywhere possible we could get our hands on these wonderful and beautiful jewelry items! We started to set up at trade shows and other events to sell to people, we love the interaction with people! To work more with our school schedule we eventually phased out the trade show atmosphere and started selling jewelry on ! I'm glad we did, you can get just as much interaction with people over the internet as you can face to face. We love all of our customers and love the quick messages anybody likes to send our way! After starting to sell jewelry on we started our business called Aumia Gold & Silver Jewelry And Collectibles LLC, "Aumia" Is Golden Lady in Latin. We try to offer a variety of jewelry from Rings, Necklaces, Pendants, Brooch's, Gold & Silver. We also offer Native American Jewelry, Art Deco Jewelry, Victorian Jewelry, Antique Chinese Jewelry and much much more! We try to post a mix of each variety every day Mon-Fri.
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