ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 18CT GOLD SILVER FORGET ME NOT BANGLE CIRCA 1890
This fabulous antique Sterling Silver and 18ct Gold bangle is genuine Victorian Circa 1890.
The bangle boasts intricate engravings across the front with beautiful 18ct Gold Forget me not’s decorating the piece.
"Forget-me-not, O Lord!" is what a poor German knight shouted as he fell into a river. He and his lady were picking flowers by the side of the river at the time, no doubt enjoying the beautiful day around them, and yet as fate would have it, the knight's armour dragged him down to the bottom as he fell in.
Upon his cries to the Lord, he threw the blue posy of flowers to his loved one and promptly drowned. This little tale reportedly dates to around the 15th century, but no doubt had different permeations along the way, as romantic stories often do. Hence, the concept of remembrance, eternal love and faithfulness grow from this.
The bangle is all set in Sterling Silver and complete with a secure clasp and safety chain.
Purchased in London and steeped in English history.
Looks beautiful when worn, a stunning piece of Victorian history that deserves to be treasured.
Weighs 18 grams.
Will fit a 6.5 - 7 inch wrist.
Width 12mm across.
Excellent all round condition.
ITEM NUMBER- 8392