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JEWEL CHAT

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THE COLLECTORS

BRACELETS
collection of Molly Garza

Molly wears one of her
fabulous bracelets almost every single day, and most of the time she wears
more than one. She has been collecting them for over 30 years. Her Mother, the
original antique dealer of the bunch, got her started. Between her, her
three sisters and her mom, they have several hundred in their personal
collections.

Molly says, "My bangles are all from the mid 1800s to the
1930s. I love the ones with slide openings and if they have initials, I try
to find them with significance to my name or a family members. They are all
gold-filled and range from 10-karat to 14-karat gold filled."




This is my birthday gift this year from my husband. It is mid-1800s and
has paste stones and prong-set garnets. It has a slide opening and in mint
condition.

A smaller bangle with a wonderful initial cartouche and
the words "Pa Pa" which is what I called my grandfather. It is signed F.M.Co
on the inside of the bangle and in excellent condition.

A coral cameo and also from the mid 1800s. The cameo is bezel
set with tiny gold plated beading all around the edge of the bezel. It too
is in excellent condition. Signed, C.M.Co. on the inside.




Taille D’Epargne enameling with tiny real seed pearls from the
mid-1800s.

The bracelet laying down is the first one that I ever acquired and was a
gift from my mom. It is from the early 1900s.

The bracelet laying down is European from the mid 1800s.. The color is a
little more "yellow" in the European bracelets than the American
gold-filled.. They also are a little weightier.




W&SS
Co
gold tone hinged bangle with pink unfoiled stones set in floral
design, 7-1/2" with
1-1/4" front, circa 1910. Molly says this is a pink tourmaline,
not a rhinestone. See Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry"
2nd edition page 210 for similar bangle.
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My most recent "put-together" bracelet and features both
Victorian and Art Deco watch fobs and charms on a heavy gold-filled chain.

An interesting assortment of Victorian bangles, one heavy repousse
bangle, one mesh carnelian cameo with a slide closure and the last is a
Victorian Sorority bracelet for Beta Epsilon Omega and from the late
1800s.




Three filigree and rhinestone bracelets.

These are four of my favorite because of the huge stones.


An assortment of beautiful Victorian bangles
both with and without stones.




The stone in this bracelet is both large and beautiful.

On the left is a European gold-filled bangle with tiny garnets and it is 2"
wide. The shell cameo next to it was a Christmas gift from one of my sisters
and it the most outstanding Victorian Cameo that I have ever seen. The cameo
itself is 1.5" tall. Both are mid to late 1800s.

Three Art Deco bangles. The two large ones are made of
brass, and the link bracelet is copper. They are Egyptian in design and
from the mid 1920s. The brass with the lapis stones I picked up from
Cricket’s site and a perfect compliment for the malachite and lapis one
next to it that I picked up from my mom’s inventory. Nice thing about
mom’s who are antique dealers that specialize in these beauties, we get
first pick.





VICTORIAN locket bracelet.
The photo inside the locket appears to be
original to the piece.

The panther is my most recent and has ruby eyes and a diamond in his mouth.
He is in mint condition and one of the few cats that I have seen as such. He
has his original "frosted or matte" finish where majority have lost
that patina. He is mid to late 1800s.

The two filigree bangles are Art Deco and the one with the blue stones
happens to be sapphires with some tiny diamonds; the pink with the
matching lavaliere is a pink tourmaline. They are from the
1920s.




The sterling bracelets are from the 1940s. This is one that
my son started for me with sterling hearts from my mom’s inventory when he
was a toddler. He would give me hearts for my bracelet as gifts (needless
to say, he paid very little for them). The hearts have precious stones in
many of them.

This is a gold-filled "betrothal bracelet", and was given to
the intended by her fiancée. The key and heart are original to the piece.
The second key is the one that the gentleman would wear. It is very unusual
to find the bracelet with the original key and heart and even more so to
find the fiancée’s key and from the late 1800s.

This sterling heart bracelet is one that I recently acquired from e-bay
and all the hearts on both bracelets are engraved with the gift givers
name and/or date.