This stunning bracelet is circa 1900. It has 20 european cut diamonds (approx 1 carat plus 40 pts. total weight), 21 rd. cut natural sapphires ( over 1 ct.) & 21 cultured half pearls in it's front half. The back half is a smooth texture gold. The bracelet is in excellent plus condition. The hinge & clasp are in excellent working order-closes with a loud click. The security chain appears to be original to bracelet but has no clasp. All gems are set low into mounting by a system of notched like edges of bracelet or a ball like prong. All gems appear to be original with the exception of one pearl (see photo #8). It is a great color & size match but I can see evidence of glue with a 10 power loop. The gold shows no evidence of repair & has no cracks, chomps or dents. When you rub the bracelet's exterior lightly with your finger you can feel some normal, faint, uneven surface from the bracelet being worn. The bracelet is oval in shape for a great fit to keep those gems on the front of your wrist. The bracelet closed has an interior dia. just a hair over 2 3/16" x 1 15/16". With the bracelet open & security chain stretched to the max the interior is 2 7/8" wide. But if the security chain hinders your being able to get the bracelet on (like me) but the bracelet closed will fit your wrist you can always have your jeweler put a clasp on the chain. The bracelet is unmarked but Rich has acid tested for gold content & we guarantee it to be 14Kt. On the portion of the clasp that fits into the bracelet for closing we find two thin lines of white metal a hair less then 1/16" long. They appear to be on the top of the yellow gold & are too small to test. Our guess is that the jeweler who replaced the pearl got it on the clasp off of his work bench. Some jeweler/dealer before us also noticed them. He did a deeper then normal acid test rub on a corner of that piece to make sure clasp was gold all the way through. On my photo #7 you can see the corner. Please excuse the blurriness & reflection. My concern was getting the photo of the approx 3/8" spot. The test spot is noticeable when clasp is open but in NO WAY affects the firm closure of the bracelet! This lovely bracelet will become one of your favorites to wear & will surely get a lot of compliments.
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