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Victorian Ruby & Pearl Celestial Bracelet

Honeymoon jewelry was a late Victorian novelty. Most often seen in the form of a brooch, these jewels always featured a crescent moon (for obvious reasons), and a flower (to represent the sweetness of nectar), or a bee (ditto). These jewels would be given by a groom to his new bride on the eve of their honeymoon. This c. 1880 piece dazzles with pearls and rubies and features a crescent moon and star amid swirls of flowers and leaves. 


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), .80ctw rubies, saltwater pearls

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7" inner circumference, 5/8" width at the face, just shy of 1/4" shank

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