Antique Victorian Garnet Slide Garter Bracelet
Lovely antique Victorian garter bracelet with a garnet and pearl Etruscan style slide, cir 1880s. Referred to as wedding garter bracelets and bearing the symbolism of binding loyalty, the large slide is ornate with seed pearls flanking a row of square cut vibrant red garnets. The Etruscan designed slide is on a chain of gold filled mesh with an engraved element at the end holding a foxtail chain fringe tassel complete with bead ends. Wonderful antique piece of Victorian jewelry as beautiful today as it was 150 years ago! Shown with the matching bracelet offered in another listing should you care to make a set.
Measurements: 10 inches not including the tassel ends which measure 1 inch. The slide in the front measures 1 inch tall and 7/8 inch wide.
Gemstones: Garnets, Pearls
Materials: Gold fill, brass foxtail chain