Expansion bracelets were popular gifts in the early part of the last century, continuing through WWII, and were typically given to girls or young women. This particular sweetheart bracelet has a center oval ornament set with a large oval faceted royal blue glass paste stone set in a filigree frame. This ornament measures 3/4 X 1 1/8" and the bracelet itself is 1/2" wide.
Although this is a stretch bracelet, it is designed for a smaller wrist and measures 5 inches in circumference in resting position.
ERA: Edwardian, 1910s
METAL/MATERIAL: Tests as Gold Filled
HALLMARKS/HISTORY: Stamped The D. F.B. Co. Carmen, Made in U.S.A. Carmen expansion bracelets were first patented by the D. F. Briggs Co of Attleboro, MA in 1901.
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition, with no damage noted. The bracelet is tight and has never been overstretched.
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: 1 1/8 inch wide at the oval ornament, 1/2 inch wide at the stretch portion, and 5" in inner diameter (wearable size).
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