Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s a Valentine for you — a pretty Victorian Revival “Sweetheart” expansion bracelet. It’s signed “Leading Lady” which was a mark used by the W. & H. Jewelry Co. of Providence, RI. Providence was a prominent centre of jewellery manufacturing starting in the 1800s. Why the old Providence Jewelry Manufacturing Historic District is on the Register of Historic Places in the US.

I reckon this bracelet dates from the ’40s or ’50s.