Dating antique silver jewelry
It is a Christian token and can easily be taken off and something else substiuted there - a blue bead might be a nice addition instead. This is a very heavy silver Timor bracelet in its traditional shape. Here is some antique money from the Kingdom of Thailand. When you click to see the entire photo it is enlarged so that you can see more of the details. The largest coin is 1 baht (Rama IV) Mongkut (1851-1861). The bubbly part came into contact with the mold, and the flatter part which looks like waves are washing across it is the top. The coin has been counter stamped while still hot - which might indicate the emperor at the time, the value, or be a personal mark. The wings have been enamelled with blue and decorated with some very small beads.
The bracelet weighs 122 grams which is double that of many other types of bracelets from the area. This is quite a large sized bracelet measuring 2 1/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches across on the inside with a 1 inch wide opening. This is a very appropriate pair of antique silver Chinese bracelets during the year of the dragon as they are decorated with images of dragons. These are always beautifully etched with expressive designs. In order to be labeled an antique, a piece must be more than 100 years old.Antique jewelry, popular among collectors, is often handmade, making it more valuable than vintage pieces. The original pieces have become very difficult to find and copies abound. The inside of the bracelets measure 2 inches by 2 1/4 inches.