With perfectly paired earrings, this two-tone cuff makes a bold statement. Sterling silver and yellow gold plate combine to form a beautiful bangle that will collect compliments. Rope detailing on the sides adds rich texture to the smooth, rounded center.
Sterling silver and gold plate
Use jewelry polish.
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.