Victorian Vulcanite Fuchsia Design Antique Cuff


    Beautiful and evocative, this bracelet was created from Vulcanite in the late 1800s. 

    Condition Report:

    Very Good - A little rusting to the fixings on the inside of the cuff. This is consistent with age, is not visible when the cuff is worn and does not detract from the appeal of the piece. 

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    The Details...

    This cuff is constructed from Vulcanite and features an oval shaped panel detailed with an intricate depiction of Fuchsia flowers. The cuff is expandable, but only slightly, as Vulcanite is a very stiff and firm material. To put it on, it should be eased very gently over the hand. The internal diameter of the bangle is 6cm.

    A Short History...

    Vulcanite is a rubber-like substance made from tree sap mixed with sulphur. It was always molded and never carved. It was developed to imitate the much more costly Whitby Jet - catering for the high fashion for black jewellery popularised by Queen Victoria and her mourning dress after the death of her beloved Prince Albert.

    Wear it With...

    Wear this cuff with a black silk slip dress for a modern gothic look.

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    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.