Antique Classical Style Greek Key solid 18 karat Gold Circa 1850 Bangle Bracelet:

Victorian 18 karat Gold bracelet
18 karat Gold Antique Bangle bracelet

This bangle is handmade of 18 karat yellow gold, which is circa 1850. This is a design which was very popular in the late 1840 to early 1850’s because of its classical look. But the original Greek Key was used in Ancient Greece.
History of the Greek Key:
In art and architecture, a meander is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek fret or Greek key design. Meanders were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they, symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander. Greek vases, especially during their Geometric Period, were likely the genesis for the widespread use of meanders
The bangle is a good size since in this time period bangles were worn higher up on the lower arm. The size is 6 5/8 for the inside band measurement and ¼ width. The clasp has a new safety clasp instead of the safety type chain. The bangle is in excellent condition and fine to wear. The current insured value of 2011 is $2100.00.

Price: $595.00