While the hubs we found were not specifically dated, jewelry historians and artisans agree that these hubs are most likely from the mid to late 1800s to early 1900s, which is the Victorian and Edwardian periods of history. Apples of Gold has added a new collection of sterling silver vintage antique-style bangle cuff bracelets made in the late 1800s to early 1900s Victorian and Edwardian styles. What makes Apples of Gold’s antique-style bracelets unique is that they are made from actual original jewelry-making hubs and tools that one of our artisans discovered that jewelers of centuries past used to use to create new jewelry pieces at the time and sell in the 1800s and 1900s era shoppers!
While the history contained in such pieces is valuable and rare, we price our collections based on today’s market since we are selling them as new jewelry; as such prices from Apples of Gold are extraordinarily affordable and valuable since we are not adding an intrinsic historical price tag to the pieces, as many jewelers would for such collections. Our unique designs span various collections and suit every occasion. All Ahilya pieces are made with Sterling Silver that may be gold or rose gold plated depending on the design and embellished with precious and semi-precious stones like diamonds, sapphires, pearls, onyx, turquoise, rubellites, lapis lazuli, tourmaline, jade, mother of pearl, etc. We love oxidized pieces which are consistent in most of our traditional designs.
Sterling Silver Bracelets – We have beautiful antique bracelets with miniature hand paintings and vintage guinea coins that look ethnic and rustic and are versatile. We also have the Statement Collection, which includes beautiful cuffs and kids with tribal etchings, vintage designs, and contemporary finishing. Engraved Silver Bangles and Cuffs – We have beautiful intricately engraved antique bracelet bangles and cuffs with influences from South Indian Temple Rajasthani and Jaipur Jewellery. Unisex kids – We have various unisex sterling silver kids that can be worn by men and women alike. Traditional Bangles and Statement cuffs – For those looking for something more traditional, we have various options. And lastly, our Zen Collection has beautiful, minimal cuffs and bangles made in Sterling Silver that are so great to stack or wear as is.