This rare Etruscan revival oval shaped Topaz color beveled crystal rhinestone bangle hinged bracelet is simply gorgeous and in very good condition. While not marked It does feature a granulated gold and open cut filigree wire work stunning design. Oval shaped with a secure thumb press clasp. Clasp ends are not completely flush, however, the clasp has the click you want to hear. Center station is low raised and soldered and features a pristine prong set beveled topaz color oval crystal rhinestone. It’s a very elegant piece that can be worn and works well with everything from dress attire to jeans. Some very minor to mostly no glitches in the metal work. Measures 2 1/4 by 2” on Inside diameter. 3/4”W on the band.
The metal working technique of granulation, which uses finely-grained "shot" gold to create delicate patterns and textures, became popular throughout the ancient world. The granulation technique was also used in 5th century BC Elamite and Neo-Assyrian jewelry from the Iranian plateau. Although the Etruscans are generally credited with the development of this technique, granulation was also used in Minoan jewelry from the Late Minoan II period, around 1450 BC.
Item ID: 2767
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