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This bracelet is part of a jewelry set made of steel pave-set with iron pyrites. The bracelet has a central eight petalled-flower set with iron pyrite flanked by two sets of graduated shamrock pairs. The bracelet closes with a slide clasp.
Jewelry sets such as this were tourist souvenirs made from the locally-produced iron pyrite crystals often called "Irish diamonds." Other popular Irish motifs included in this set are trefoil shamrock leaves. For more on this type of jewelry and to see a similar set in the Birmingham (UK) Museum of Art, see Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe, Jewellery in the Age of Victoria (2011), 496.
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
7 x 1.25 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Ireland (British Isles, Europe) [island]