Thursday, May 7

VINTAGE BRACELETS & BANGLES 1

Pls leave a comment with your name, email and item you'd like! Colours may vary on computer screens. Keep charm bracelets away from young children. Items in red & nett-priced items cannot be further discounted. On this page you will find vintage & retro bangles / bracelets.

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VINTAGE BARTEK GEOMETRIC HINGED CUFF BANGLE
Price: S$80.00
Size: 6.5" without being opened, total 60mm height
Signed 'BARTEK', fine condition with aging (some dulling) and quite some wear on gold plating surface revealing a silvertone. Hardware all works ok. Some verdigris (green oxidation) within the grooves where I was unable to reach, but not a problem when wearing as it is a small section on one edge near the hinge. The borders are polished while the fronts have a cross-hatched texture, inner rim is matte. Bartek's operations ran from the 1930s-50s, this is probably 1950s.

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VINTAGE RUST-TEXTURED LINKS BRACELET
Price: S$9.00
Size: 8.5" longest length, 12mm width
Very good condition, the hook is able to clasp on any of the links to make it adjustable. A mix of rectangular and round links with a matte rust texture. It is not rusty but a smooth paintwork of brown and green to simulate rust. 1970s.

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RETRO SILVERTONE BLACK SPIRAL STUDS BANGLE
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)
Size: 7" circumference, 17mm width
Very good condition, unworn retro stock, has some aging but is already polished. There is a tiny bit of rub-off on the plating which is a bit more shiny than the rest. The inner rim is mostly matte, similar to silver. Unknown metal, this is not sterling silver but looks a lot like it. (*consignmt)

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VINTAGE / RETRO WHITE BEADED CUFF BANGLE
Price: S$15.00
Size: 6.75" without expanding, abt 29mm thick
Excellent condition. Glass beads and natural beads on wire, this is expandable and should fit most wrists.

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VINTAGE CROWN TRIFARI GOLDTONE LEAF MOTIF BRACELET
Price: S$55.00 (US$45.83)
Size: 6.75" length, 17mm
Signed '©Trifari' with the crown symbol on top of the T. Good condition with some wear and aging. Continuous leaf motifs with a polished goldtone edges and bottom and a matte texture on the top. 1950s.

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VINTAGE RECTANGULAR TEXTURED GOLDTONE BRACELET
Price: S$25.00
Size: 7" length, 13mm width
Good condition but with aging and some wear on goldtone, mostly at the edges of the bracelet and clasp. Textured rectangular links on a mesh base. Foldover clasp. 1950s/60s.

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RETRO DARK GLOSSY WOODEN SEED/NUT NUGGET BRACELET
Price: S$2.00 (US$1.67)
Size: 7.5" stretchable, 24mm thick
3 spots where the paint has chipped off revealing the natural wood base, these are near the beaded holes. The largest chip can be seen on the left bead, but overall this bracelet is still in good condition. Dark brown coated wood/ nut beads on elastic cord.

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE-SILVERTONE FLORAL CUFF BANGLE
Price: S$55.00 (US$45.83) nett

Size: abt 7" circumference including open space, 34mm thick
Intricate floral etched metal cuff bangle, in fine-good condition with lots of aging. Darkening of the silvertone on the inner rims and the ends. There is also a dent on one of the sides at the front. It looks very similar to Victorian silver bangles but I think it is a revival piece, this is not sterling silver, but feels like it may contain a percentage of silver. Possibly 1940s-50s.

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VINTAGE BROWN BONE STRETCH BRACELET (altered)
Price: S$20.00 (US$16.67)

Size: abt 6.5", 26mm
Lovely dyed bone stretch bracelet, very good condition. Each bead is slightly different as they are hand-cut. This was restrung by me on nylon cord, very boho flavour. Probably 1960s/70s.

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VINTAGE/ RETRO RED, WOOD & GOLD BEADED EXPANSION BANGLE
Price: S$15.00

Size: 6.75" adjustable, 30mm thick
Lovely piece with strong bohemian & ethnic flavour, I believe of indian origin. Very good condition with minor aging. Consists of wooden beads, glass red beads and golden & red metallic cords. Note that there are some glass beads scattered on the surface, these are not beads that are undone from the wirework but are fused together (2 beads stuck together) when the glass beads were manufactured.

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VINTAGE MIXED GEMSTONES GOLDTONE LINKS BRACELET
Price: S$35.00


Size: abt 7.25" length, 10mm width
Good condition with aging. Goldtone bookchain links with various gemstones: carnelian, citrine, possibly agates and other quartzes of glossy quality. Note: There are 2 links where there are rust spots, the rest of the links have minor spots. Similar piece in silvertone featured in "Antique Trader Jewelry Price Guide 2nd Edition, K. Husfloen" Pg 114. This one is longer and in goldtone. Probably 1950s/60s.

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VINTAGE BRASS CURB LINK BRACELET
Price: S$25.00

Size: 7" length, 15mm
Very good condition, lots of nice patina aging. This is a heavy brass curb link bracelet with a foldover clasp. It looks rather old.

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VINTAGE RATTAN WOVEN BANGLE
Price: S$3.00 (US$2.50)

Size 7.75" circumference, 6mm width
Fine condition, aging on the piece. Woven rattan(?) strips on a plastic base, there is one area where one of the threads slipped showing a white base. Not a noticeable flaw. Also it used to be covered with glaze or a lacquer but it has worn off. Wearable as is but lasts better if restored with a fresh layer of glaze. Lightweight bangle.

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RETRO RHINESTONE BAMBOO STYLE BANGLE
Price: S$20.00

Size: abt 6.75", 10mm
Fine condition, matte gold-plating sheen has some aging and loss of the plating on the inner rim, revealing a shiny silvertone base. There are 9 clear rhinestones embedded, all shiny and intact. Normal aging and surface scuffs. It closes with a push box clasp. Probably 1980s.

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VINTAGE THERMOPLASTIC WHITE RECTANGULAR BRACELET
Price: S$35.00

Size: abt 7", 17mm
Very good condition. Thermoplastic white rectangles on a silvertone base. It has good plating and not been worn very much at all! Foldover-clasp. 1950s.

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VINTAGE VARGAS PALE BLUE HINGED BANGLE BRACELET
Price: S$180.00


Size: 7", 31mm width
Signed 'Vargas' in script (their older mark). Fine - good condition; very fine condition because of some crackling starting to appear on the plastic. I consider it as a minor distraction but just in case. All mechanical parts work well. Aging and wear on the goldtone and a few normal surface scuffs. This could be possible 1940s/50s; there were similar bangles made during the art deco period (1920-30s) but Vargas jewellery only came about in the 1940s. Great collectible piece for any vintage wardrobe!

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VINTAGE M-O-P SHELL INLAY BRASS
 HINGED BRACELET - Purple
Price: S$30.00


Size: 6.75", 21mm height
Dyed mother-of-pearl shell inlays with brass settings. Good condition with aging, there are some verdigris (green rusting) at the hinges and crevices on the clasps. Bangle is still very sturdy and pretty! Pull pin closure. Probably of indian origin, 1970s.

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VINTAGE M-O-P SHELL INLAY BRASS HINGED BRACELET - Mixed
Price: S$30.00


Size: 7.25", 21mm height
Dyed mother-of-pearl shell inlays with brass finishings. Good condition with aging, there is some verdigris (green rusting) on the inner brass hinges. Bangle is still very sturdy and pretty! Pull pin closure. Probably of indian origin, 1970s.

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VINTAGE HEXAGONAL SILVERTONE BANGLE
Price: S$20.00

Size: abt 8.5" inner circumference, 4.5mm height, 3.5mm inner to outer width
Fine-good  condition with scuffs on the surface; the scratches are mostly on the top and bottom (not the side with rhinestones) rendering some 'blurry' spots (see third photo). All clear rhinestones are intact. This weighs quite a bit, it is not magnetic so it could be plated brass. Modernist looking. Possibly 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE SILVERTONE CURB CHAIN BRACELET
Price: S$9.00

Size: 7" length, 7mm
Very good condition, plated over base metal. There are minor scuffs on the fold-over clasp. Dangle your own charms on this bracelet!

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VINTAGE WHITE MILK GLASS BEADED EXPANDABLE BRACELET
Price: S$20.00

Size: 31mm, 6.25" length adjustable
Good condition. White milk glass beads in graduating sizes. There is rusting on the inner metal wire which is evident on some stains between the bead holes but bracelet is still sturdy. Suitable for small wrists. 1950s.

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VINTAGE METALTONE BUCKLE BRACELET
Price: S$22.00

Size: 7", 7mm
Very good condition, slight aging. It is slightly adjustable as there are 2 holes for the buckle. Could be rhodium plated. It fastens by means of a fold-over clasp. Probably 1970s.

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VINTAGE TRIFARI ROPE TWIST BRACELET
Price: S$20.00

Size: 7", 3.5mm width
Signed 'Trifari'. Very good condition, great quality. Spring ring clasp. Probably 1970s.

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VINTAGE STERLING SILVER THIN ETCHED BANGLE
Price: S$30.00

Size: 8", 3mm width
Old possibly 1940s-50s bangle - tested positive for sterling silver. No hallmark. It has alot of patina but I have polished the inner rim, and retaining the patina on the outer etched parts for the antiqued look. The edge of one side is uneven (3rd photo).

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VINTAGE RHINESTONE-LINED EXPANDABLE BRACELET
Price: S$30.00


Size: slightly under 7", 10.5mm width
In good condition, with aging. Some tarnishing on the metal, I think this is silver-plated. Rhinestones have aging but still sparkly, no missing rhinestones. Expandable bracelet, but not recommended to overstretch it. The little silver 'balls' have aging on them, some are showing tiny stress lines but nothing's broken. 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE CHUNKY TRIANGLE & HEXAGON DETAIL BRACELET
Price: S$45.00


Size: 7.25", 12mm width, 32mm charm
Very good condition, very minor aging. Chunky bracelet with safety chain attached and a hexagon-shaped charm. There are triangle details on the links, some are textured while others are plain. Charm has some aging. Nice quality. 1960s-70s.

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VINTAGE MEXICAN SILVER OBSIDIAN BRACELET
Price: S$120.00


Size: 17cm length (abt 6 5/8"), 24mm width
Marked (partially) 'Hecho en Mexico' with a motif in the center. Not sterling silver but has the colour of it. It is embedded with what looks like obsidian that has a silver chatoyancy sheen at different light angles. Very good condition, with good craftsmanship; although some wear and aging on the surface, the silvertone has turned a slight yellowish tint. Probably 1950s-1970s.

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VINTAGE EMMONS FLORAL BRACELET
Price: S$45.00



Size: 7", 21mm width
Signed '©Emmons' twice (once on clasp once on bracelet). Very good condition, minor wear and aging. There are minor chips on the plating on one of the links, it is on the inside. Pale goldtone settings, the florals are 3-D (probably Japanese) and made of old plastic. Lovely bracelet to collect; the colour is a salmon-coral, my photos' colours aren't too accurate. 1950s-60s.

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VINTAGE BAMBOO LINKS CUFF BANGLE
Price: S$30.00


Size: abt 7", 15mm width
In good condition, has aging (spots on the inside and darkening of gold-plating) and light wear. Solid weight, it closes by means of a hinge. A bamboo-like bangle with brushed texture on the exterior.

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VINTAGE PLAIN ROUND LINKS BRACELET
Price: S$10.00

Size: 7", 5mm width
Very good condition, no noticeable defects.

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VINTAGE RHINESTONE MIX SIZE BRACELET
Price: S$15.00

Size: 4mm width, 8mm larger rhinestone. 7" length
3 larger rhinestones against a line of smaller ones. Prong-set. Expect normal aging on the rhinestones (dulling) and metal, no missing rhinestones. In good vintage condition. 1940s-50s.

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VINTAGE SOLID COPPER CHAIN BRACELET
Price: S$35.00

Length: 21cm (8.25") x 11mm width
A chunky double curb bracelet suitable for men or ladies with an easy-to-wear clasp. Copper aged very beautifully; but it had verdigris on some areas (green oxidation) which I have removed.  It weighs heavy because of the thickness. There are some parts which have very dark patina compared to the brown.

 
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