Early to Mid 1800s Cut Steel Antique Panel Bracelet

This elegant example of cut steel jewellery dates from the early to mid 1800s.  

Condition Report:

Very Good - A little darkening to some of the cut steel studs and six of the tiniest studs are missing. This is consistent with age and is not unusual in cut steel jewellery.

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The Details...

This bracelet features 11 cut steel oval shaped panels. Each panel is surrounded by a halo of cut steel studs studs. All of the cut steel pieces are are riveted to the brass body of the bracelet. The bracelet fastens with a box clasp and measures 18cm in length. 

A Short History...

From the 1700s through to the mid 1800s, cut steel was a highly popular material in jewellery manufacture. It sparkled like diamonds, but was less expensive. It catered for a middle class of jewel enthusiast being more costly than paste. Cut steel was a particularly coveted material in French society. When Napoleon's second Empress, Marie-Louise, commissioned sets made out of cut steel, she made it very fashionable indeed. 

Wear it With...

This braceletis perfect for day or evening, working as well with a blazer and jeans as it does with a floral midi-dress. 

  • Colour Silver
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Smart Casual, The Festive Season, Wedding Guest, Everyday, Work
  • Trend Delicate and Demure