Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin: Unknown. Gram Weight: 41.2 Grams. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable length of 6.5″ which extends to 7.5″ and the width is 0.86. Closure/Clasp Type: Hook Clasp. Link Type: Specialty Link. Notable Features: This bracelet was handmade during the Art Nouveau era. This gorgeous and historical piece features four replica Spanish 8 reales coins and Aztec inspired symbol charms which alternate on the piece. There is a hole in one of the coins, as it was once worn on the pocket of a vest. The bracelet is made from. 925 sterling silver, has an extendable length from 6.5″ to 7.5″ long and is finished off with a specialty hook clasp. Don’t miss your chance to own this incredible piece of world history. Damage: Age appropriate wear. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over production of many products, including some jewelry. During the 18th Century jewelers were inspired by exploration and materials from around the world. Colonial jewelry is indicative of completely handmade designs that feature seed pearls, coral, emeralds, and other precious and rare stones from the new world. Most examples of this form of jewelry have not survived over the years, which has only added to the allure of jewelry from the Colonial period. The 8 reales coin, also known as the Spanish dollar, Eight Royals Coin, or Piece of Eight, is a silver coin, which is worth eight Spanish reales. It was first minted in the Spanish Empire after 1598, and eventually become widely used by many countries as the first international currency by the late 18th century. It was minted in a variety of designs throughout Spain and the New World. It is always marked an 8 to denote its value, as well as the country it was minted in. Sailing to and from the New World often resulted in ships being lost to the sea, along with the coinage. 8 reales coins recovered from shipwrecks often have irregular shapes. Please take this into consideration before. The item “Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Spanish 8 Reales Coin Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, August 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Style: Statement
- Metal Purity: .925
- Metal: Sterling Silver