Antique chain bracelet 14k what type? Curb?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by spartcom5, Apr 23, 2024.

  1. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    I have the opportunity to buy this tomorrow for half off but it torn on it. It has very old markings for 14k easily early 1900s or late 1800s? I can't tell.... I also can't tell what type of chain it is or if it's just heavily worm? Does anyone have any ideas?? The clasp doesn't match the color at all and is a later replacement
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Could it have started life as a watch chain? Yes, link style is curb.
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That was my thought as well.

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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    mine too.......the casting on the links is not as fine as I'd expect for a bracelet .... and the clasp shows heavy wear.....

    funny color for gold ....:wacky::wacky:
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Looks like brass.

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  6. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    I'd put the color to the background, plus lighting plus incidental's always hard to tell what the color of various precious stones an' metals are on the www.
  7. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    It's hard to tell with the red background but it is an antique rose gold color
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Make sure you smell it.
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  9. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    There are some colors, no matter what you do, look off when taken on an iPhone (not sure if Spart used an iphone for the pics). Yellows and other warm colors always seem to be troublesome. It looks pretty accurate for a split second, then the auto color correct kicks in and throws things off. It does seem to be predicated on the background to a certain extent.
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  11. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    OK...what should, or shouldn't, it smell like?
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    If it’s brass, it will smell heavily metallic.
  13. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    OK I bought it for half off and low and behold........ it's 9k gold lol!! I still got my money's worth of gold and they were understanding when I brought it up to them. I still kept it because it matches a lot of my older rings that are rose gold. It's mostly copper with silver and gold. I'll post a better photo of the color.

    How old do you all think it might be?

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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    100 years..give or take.........but I have yet to see any markings..
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