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Victorian Enamel Flower Bracelet

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I feel like me and this bracelet were meant to be! It's dated May 21, 1890 (which is my husband's birthday...about a hundred years in the past)! It tested as 14k and is also marked with - according to the seller - "angel numbers" 22999, which I had never heard of, but would be curious to learn more about. The OMC diamond is around .35ct. I have seen this style of enamel flower as a stick pin or conversion ring, but never an antique bracelet. It fits me perfectly and I love it! I would be interested to hear if other people have seen similar pieces or have any info on the style.

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glitterata

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Where is the date? Is it engraved in the bracelet?

Newark, NJ was the center of American jewelry manufacturing during this period, and these enameled flower pieces were typically made there.

That is a stunning bracelet.
 

glitterata

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Thanks! It's on the very end of the bracelet. It's hard to read, and I can't quite make out the first bit.

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Ah, that's a patent date. It says Pat'd May 27 [?], 1899 [?]. I can't quite read the last digits of the date numbers, but something like that. You can try looking up the patent if you enjoy that kind of research.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I feel like me and this bracelet were meant to be! It's dated May 21, 1890 (which is my husband's birthday...about a hundred years in the past)! It tested as 14k and is also marked with - according to the seller - "angel numbers" 22999, which I had never heard of, but would be curious to learn more about. The OMC diamond is around .35ct. I have seen this style of enamel flower as a stick pin or conversion ring, but never an antique bracelet. It fits me perfectly and I love it! I would be interested to hear if other people have seen similar pieces or have any info on the style.

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Oh wow its gorgeous !
What a find !
The Victorian craftsmen really did 'pretty' beautifully
 

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Thanks! =)2 Both the ring and the bracelet really make me feel like royalty. I love my small collection!
 

Bron357

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It’s absolutely beautiful.
As a tip for the enamel chips if you’re so inclined, I’ve used nail polish, in the closest colour match, to repair any losses. It doesn’t hurt the existing enamel or metal work.
 

pokerface

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I was so enamored by its charm, I didn't even notice the chips until after I saw it in person! For now, I think I'm gonna leave it as is because the gold underneath practically looks like part of the design, and I think I would struggle with replicating the ombre effect with nail polish.
 

ean

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This is beautiful!!! My husband’s great grandmother collected enameled flower jewelry amongst other things (born in 1924 and collected antiques since the 50s). The granddaughters (my MIL) were gifted brooches converted into necklaces. This reminded me of them. I so wish I’ve gotten a better look at them. I’ve always been very shy and tend to stay away from appearing inquisitive about anything that’s “valuable” monetary wise from my husband’s family.
 
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