This Victorian chain bracelet is an incredible example of mourning jewelry from the Civil War era. Made of antique gutta percha in the 1860s, it features a long charm with a carved cross and book. This piece is a fantastic addition to any collection of mourning jewelry.
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Materials: Gutta Percha/Vulcanite
Measurements: 1/2 inch wide at the curb and 8 inches around the inside with the charm dangle measuring 3 1/4 inches long.
Date: Circa 1860s
Weight: 20.2 grams
Condition: Very good antique condition.
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