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It’s always exciting to get pieces like this in. This hinged ‘belt-buckle’ bangle, is Australian made from the period 1901-1910. It’s in rose gold and the hand engraving on it is absolutely exquisite. The bangle has a safety chain, which is always welcomed, for that extra security. Another amazing thing is that despite its age of being roughly 120 years, this bangle is in absolute mint condition.

Circa: 1901 - 1910
Design Period: Edwardian
Origin: Australian
Material: 9ct Rose Gold
Motif: Belt Buckle, symbolic of union.

Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):

Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.