Bracelets prior to the last century were worn in pairs. They were often given as wedding gifts from a groom to a bride. Hence, they are known as “wedding bracelets.” The people who wore these antique pieces did not differentiate between gol…d filled and gold pieces like we do today. Just like Paste, they wore both interchangeably. It’s rare to find these bracelets in pairs today as most of them were split up between two daughters during an inheritance or damaged. These are Late Victorian, about 1880 and in amazing condition! My jaw dropped when I saw them in my friend’s store. Go here for more info https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windham-Antique-Center/302024549858645?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser
The second picture is a wedding bracelet from my own personal collection. It is also gold filled. I’m not cool enough to have the match, so I just wear one. It’s funny though- every time I wear it, I get mega compliments on it and everyone thinks it’s so…lid gold! If I had the match, I’d totally sport one on each wrist and proudly walk around while everyone else looked at me funny. I’d just smile to myself because I know something they didn’t. Now you’re in on the secret of wedding bracelets too!