Clearly created to be a memento of someone Grand Tour of Europe, this Turkish silver scarab bracelet is complete with all original panels, chain and charm.
Turkish panel bracelets in this style were first presented in the Turkish Pavilion at the 1889 World Exposition in Paris, but this particular bracelet can be dated to 1923 Paris World’s Fair by the Turkish National Silver Standard hallmark on the back, the crescent moon with the star inside. This signifies sterling silver wrought shortly after the fall of the last Ottoman Sultan, when modern day Turkey was brand new.
This Turkish silver scarab bracelet measures approximately 7 inches around the wrist on the smallest link. The chain clasp can add another 1.5 inches for a wearable length of 8.5 inches at the longest. The cuff panels and hinges are struck in .900 silver and hallmarked with the Ottoman standard silver mark. For your reference, the hallmark and one of the variations of the bracelet are documented, confirming the age and origin. This antique piece is complete with all original panels, chain and charm. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
**Our antique jewelry is always boxed for shipping.**
Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many scarab treasures available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this turkish delight is listed in my shop there as well.
7-8.5 inches adjustable