Edwardian Rose Gold Lover's Knot Bracelet

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The marriage knot, also known as the reef knot or knot of Hercules, originated in Ancient Egypt where it was worn as a protective amulet. The motif was adopted by the Romans in the beginning of the second millennium, and employed in jewelry as a symbol of betrothal and commitment. The knot (or bow) motif all but disappeared in the Middle Ages, but it came back with a bang in the Georgian era and has been popularly used as a representation of everlasting love for the past three centuries. This lover's knot bracelet is made in 15k rose gold. The bracelet has a lightweight hollow construction, a secure clasp, and a 3" safety chain.

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  • Materials: 15k rose gold
  • Age: c. 1900
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6.5" inner diamond, 3" safety chain, 14.7mm at the face, 5.2mm hoop
  • Location: To see this bracelet in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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EDWARDIAN (1900 - 1910) The Edwardian era gets its name from King Edward VII’s brief reign at the beginning of the 20th century. His Danish bride Alexandra was young, lovely, and fashionable; with a taste for trendy pieces rendered in diamonds and pearls. The jewelry tended toward airy lightness, often in the form of lacy filigree. The world was changing rapidly, but lots of the jewelry still reflected the Victorian ideals of decorum and femininity. Ancient Roman and Greek influences remained popular. “White” jewelry became popular as plentiful deposits of platinum were discovered in Russia and improved smelting technology made it possible for jewelers to work in the noble metal. Platinum was seldom used by jewelers in earlier years owing both to its scarcity and high melting point. The jewelry trade took advantage of its rigid strength to create opulent openwork settings for increasingly brilliant diamonds. The old European cut was perfected, rounder and squatter than old mine. This took stone-cutting one step closer to the mathematically perfect round brilliant cut, which is the most popular diamond cut today. The now-iconic square Asscher cut was patented in 1902. Hot on the heels of platinum, the alloy mixture that produces white gold was formulated and patented in 1915 in New York City. With Europe in the grip of WW1, the American jewelry industry was poised to become a world leader and innovator.
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About Details History

The marriage knot, also known as the reef knot or knot of Hercules, originated in Ancient Egypt where it was worn as a protective amulet. The motif was adopted by the Romans in the beginning of the second millennium, and employed in jewelry as a symbol of betrothal and commitment. The knot (or bow) motif all but disappeared in the Middle Ages, but it came back with a bang in the Georgian era and has been popularly used as a representation of everlasting love for the past three centuries. This lover's knot bracelet is made in 15k rose gold. The bracelet has a lightweight hollow construction, a secure clasp, and a 3" safety chain.

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  • Materials: 15k rose gold
  • Age: c. 1900
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6.5" inner diamond, 3" safety chain, 14.7mm at the face, 5.2mm hoop
  • Location: To see this bracelet in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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EDWARDIAN (1900 - 1910) The Edwardian era gets its name from King Edward VII’s brief reign at the beginning of the 20th century. His Danish bride Alexandra was young, lovely, and fashionable; with a taste for trendy pieces rendered in diamonds and pearls. The jewelry tended toward airy lightness, often in the form of lacy filigree. The world was changing rapidly, but lots of the jewelry still reflected the Victorian ideals of decorum and femininity. Ancient Roman and Greek influences remained popular. “White” jewelry became popular as plentiful deposits of platinum were discovered in Russia and improved smelting technology made it possible for jewelers to work in the noble metal. Platinum was seldom used by jewelers in earlier years owing both to its scarcity and high melting point. The jewelry trade took advantage of its rigid strength to create opulent openwork settings for increasingly brilliant diamonds. The old European cut was perfected, rounder and squatter than old mine. This took stone-cutting one step closer to the mathematically perfect round brilliant cut, which is the most popular diamond cut today. The now-iconic square Asscher cut was patented in 1902. Hot on the heels of platinum, the alloy mixture that produces white gold was formulated and patented in 1915 in New York City. With Europe in the grip of WW1, the American jewelry industry was poised to become a world leader and innovator.
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