The Victoria & Albert Museum
According to the Victoria & Albert Museum, “the French connoisseur Edmond Joly de Bammeville declared that the ‘daytime’ bracelet was the ‘main feature of national dress’ in England.” The trend was so important, in fact, that a lady would often wear seven or eight different bracelets between the wrist and elbow--on both arms—at a time. They were almost always worn over gloves.
This superb bracelet of gold has been set with pearls and European cut diamonds which have been accentuated by black enamel. It is the work of an unknown English maker and dates to 1875.