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Marquise- Vintage Silver Plated Austrian Aurora Borealis Crystal Rhinestone Bracelet. This lovely bracelet is crafted from silver plate over metal. Featuring numerous Austrian crystal gemstones, and vintage Victorian revival styling.  This bracelet exhibits delicate marquise shaped settings, adorned by clear sparkling crystals, which are interspaced by Aurora Borealis crystals, displaying red/blue crystals. The bracelet featuring a secure lobster clasp, and extender, which allows the wearer to adjust the bracelet to their desired length. This vintage bracelet looks stunning where worn, perfect for any special occasion.

History : Centuries ago, quartz pebbles with a high lead content were found sparkling on the banks of Europe's Rhine River. These beautiful, natural stones were highly coveted and were eventually depleted, inspiring jewelers to create an imitation, aptly named the "rhinestone."

The Aurora Borealis or A.B. prism is a type of crystal prism that has the refraction effect applied to the prism. The term "Aurora" refers to the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights), a natural phenomena that occurs in higher latitudes, toward the poles, creating a magnificent display of color in the night sky.

The originators of silver-plating were George Richards Elkington and Henry Elkingtonwho began their research in times of the Industrial Revolution. By the 1830's they had patented their processes and 1840 saw the technique of electro-plating brought to perfection.


Measurements: Bracelet (Wearable Length 6" - 8 1/4"

Stone Size: Austrian Crystal 2.00 mm - 3.00 mm 

Weight: 6.60 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1960

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