BI100 Museum Quality Ruby and Pearl Bracelet with handmade Chain work in Yellow Gold


:Custom made Bracelet of 15 karat yellow Gold. Handmade gold chain work is a double cub link pattern. A master goldsmith would have the skill to create this chain. It was a very complex art form in this period of 1850. The raw gold was mixed with platinum for the strength of the chain. Then the curved gold wire was made in 1 mm wide; the wire was then cut in approximately 4 mm lengths bent into a double link. Each link is soldiered together and let sit for two weeks to change the memory of the gold from being straight. After this time cut and carefully cut and re-soldered into the double links.
The front of the Bracelet is made of matt yellow gold and set with four 2 mm hand cut natural Rubies. Also set in the center are nine natural ocean Pearls. Each pearl is half cut round white in color. Four pearls are 2 mm, and four other pearls are 2.5 mm, and the center pearl is 4 mm in size. On the reverse of the bracelets front is a Locket which could hold and lock of hair of an image, it now holds a paper photo of two children.

Information on Ruby Gemstones:
Ruby is the King of Precious Stones. Ruby has been the world's most valued gemstone for thousands of years. Ruby was said to be the most precious of the twelve stones God created when he created all things, and this "lord of gems" was placed on Aaron's neck by God's command. The bible says that wisdom is "more precious than rubies," that is to say very valuable indeed. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or "king of precious stones" and ratnanayaka, "leader of precious stones." Ruby is the gem quality of the mineral corundum, one of the most durable minerals, which exists, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide. Corundum has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale and is also extremely tough. In its common form, it is even used as an abrasive.
Rubies are precious stones and a member of the corundum family. Rubies range in color from the classic deep red to pink to purple to brown. Rubies are extremely hard; only diamonds are harder. During the Renaissance, people thought that rubies could counteract poison.

Pearls have a wonderfully rich history and a most treasured gem from a very early time.
Information on Pearl History:
Pearls played the pivotal role at the most celebrated banquet in literature. To convince Rome that Egypt possessed a heritage and wealth that put it above conquest, Cleopatra wagered Marc Antony she could give the most expensive dinner in history. The Roman reclined as the queen sat with an empty plate and a goblet of wine (or vinegar). She crushed one large pearl of a pair of earrings, dissolved it in the liquid, then drank it down. Astonished, Antony declined his dinner—the matching pearl—and admitted she had won. Pliny, the world's first gemologist, writes in his famous Natural History that the two pearls were worth an estimated 60 million sesterces, or 1,875,000 ounces of fine silver ($9,375,000 with silver at $5/ounce)

This quality bracelet is 7 inches long and 7/8 of an inch wide, it has the original clasp which is strong and made to retighten if needed and is beautiful to wear.

Price: $2,300.00