This is an antique double bamboo and sterling silver bangle bracelet with sterling silver braid and three sterling clasps. The design is divided into four “fortunes” (blessings for the bride): Cherry blossoms, symbols of love, passion and feminine power in China; Coins, a potent symbol of wealth and prosperity; Bamboo leaves, symbolizing longevity and steadfastness. The final fortune symbolizes a flow of positive energy or life force.
The center clasp is the Chinese character “shou” which means longevity, wishing long life to the bridal couple. The two clasps on either side appear to be winged beetles. Beetles and butterflies signal transformation and rebirth, as the bridal couple begins their new life together.
This is an antique wedding bracelet, signed by the artisan on each of the 3 clasps. The design measures 10 mm from top to bottom and 8 inches around the inside of the bangle. The silver is unmarked .925 sterling and the bracelet weighs 15 grams overall. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
PLEASE be sure to measure your HAND at the widest point (usually at the base of the thumb) to make sure that the bangle will be able to slip comfortably onto your wrist. Though “clasp” is the correct term for the movable embellishments, this bangle does not open, nor is it adjustable.
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8 inches (interior circumference)