Empire Made Diamante Expandable Bracelet (1940s-50s)
This is a pretty vintage Empire Made Diamante expandable bracelet, made in Hong Kong during the 1940’s-1950’s. This bracelet is in good condition with none of it’s stones missing.
The bracelet is expandable with three rows of Diamante/white rhinestone. It is stamped Empire Made on the inside of the cuff. It would make a beautiful Festive gift, birthday gift or would be perfect for that special night out!
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An Interesting Fact For You:
‘Empire Made’ means that it was made in the British Empire, of which Hong Kong was the last surviving territory.
It’s a hangover from the days when Britain had an Empire, and goods made in the British Empire enjoyed a lower rate of import duty into the UK than goods made in other countries. It was called the ‘Empire Duty Preference Scheme’, and was usually part of a reciprocal trade agreement to help UK exports. Goods from non-Empire countries had to have either the country of origin or ‘foreign’ marked on them.