Antique Rose Gold Gf Locket Bangle Bracelet Vintage Edwardian Art Nouveau
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Antique Rose Gold Gf Locket Bangle Bracelet Vintage Edwardian Art Nouveau:
(THIS ITEM ISNOTGOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED PLEASE READ EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW DESCRIPTION)Early 1900s Edwardian Bangle Bracelet
The bangle is signed on the inside D F Briggs Co Patented and Carmen (D F Briggs 1892-1950 closed under the name Briggs Bates & Bacon USA) This is an earlier one of these bangles named after Briggs daughter Carmen and is a subtle rose gold (Please note that vintage and antique rose gold is more subtle in colour than today's highly copper infused pink gold found at the local mall jewellery store. If this is the colour that you prefer then this item is probably not for you)The bracelet is in excellent vintage condition. No dings or dents. The bracelet stretches over the hand and snaps back into place on the wrist. The locket opens well and snaps shut securely. In can place a photo and small memento inside the locket. The band of the bracelet which is 1.5cms wide has alternate links one being plain and the next stamped with a design. The front of the locket has a centre area where you can have your name or initials engraved and is surrounded with a beaded and stamped rim. The locket is 2.3cms by 2.3cms. The metal purity is at least 10kWill fit a normal size wrist up to 17.5 cms or just under 7 inches It stretches over the hand and snaps back into place on the wrist. Weighs 32.2gms. All measurements and weights are approximate only.
What is Antique and Vintage Gold Filled Jewellery
Vintage Gold fill is an actual layer of gold which has been pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating. Vintage Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. Anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of an allergic reaction.
Vintage Gold filled jewellery is made from solid gold and filled with other alloys such as brass, bronze and sterling silver. Think of it like a sandwich with solid gold on the outside and a metal filling. Vintage Gold filled wears, looks and lasts like solid gold because its outer surface IS solid gold.
Antique and Vintage "Gold Filled" jewellery is a term that should only be used for items that were made in the USA and if you are unsure you should ask your seller its origin.Vintage and Antique gold filled items were regulated by the US government and the gold content must be at least 1/20 of the weight of the item. Unfortunately the term gold filled has been hijacked and become generic and is being misused for cheap gold plate jewellery from Asia. Gold plate has no regulations. Vintage Gold Fill does notwear off like gold plate. Vintage Gold filled jewellery even offers more than solid gold such as strength and durability because of the inner metal core as solid gold is a soft metal and tends to dent and bend.