Vintage Multi-Gemstone Watch Slide Bracelet
A 14K yellow gold vintage multi-gemstone watch slide bracelet. This style of bracelet originated in the Victorian Era formerly worn by many women in nineteenth century England. Before the creation of the wrist watch, fashionable Victorian women would wear their time piece on a neck chain that stayed in place with a decorative piece that supported the watch just underneath. The watch "slide" was used to shorten or lengthen the necklace by sliding up or down. The watch slides were then fashioned into bracelets, adding sections until the bracelet was filled and complete. Traditionally, each piece is unique, and individual. This bracelet is no exception with its various gemstones set in engraved slides. Turquoise, kunzite, sapphire, jade, jadeite, pearl, citrine, and vintage coral.