Wonderful & rare matched set of Victorian era gold bangles. Circa 1870/80. Taille d'epargné enamel details on bold buckle designs. The buckle was a common victorian motif standing for strength and loyalty. A perfect sentiment for a set of wedding bracelets. A pair rarely remains together for so many years as they are typically separated amongst daughters in later generations.
The bracelet was a favorite accessory of a finely appointed Victorian woman and it is said they would wear them stacked from wrist to elbow! When sets such as these are found still together, they are often referred to as 'wedding bracelets'. As we have learned the tradition, the bracelets would begin as an engagement gift and worn upon the bride's wedding day. These are complete with original fitted box from a San Francisco Jeweler. American in origin, 14k Gold. Inner circumference of each bracelet measures approximately 6". Push-tab closure with security chain.