This item on layaway on 6/20/18 for Sylvia E. :)
Will be rereleased for sale if layaway terms not met 7/6/2018.
Where do I begin...... This is a stunningly rare hinged clamping bracelet that boasts 4 large saphiret/sappharine cabochons in bezel settings accented with wire over construction with rhinestone accents in pinks,reds and blue. These incredible cabochons appear more brick red than anything until the light hits them. I tried taking pictures from different angles and light to show the effect. This breathtaking bracelet is rhinestone encrusted in various sizes shapes and colors to create a visual shock and awe light and color show for the wearer and the admirer. This piece has been attributed to Hobe but I have not been able to verify it. As it stands it is an unsigned wonder. A little history on these stunning stones as provided
by Diane Demango
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"Saphiret glass was made in Gablonz , Czechoslovakia in the mid 19th century by adding real gold to molten sapphire colored glass. The result is glass that looks brick red or brown but when light hits the stone it reflects a blue glow."
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(" Saphiret is an early glass used in jewelry making and was made during the late 1800s to mid 1900s. It was made in various countries, including Czechoslovakia and Germany during the mid 19th century. The glass was made by adding real gold to sapphire colored molten glass. This created an amazing color combination. The base color ranged from a mocha or pinkish brown to a brick red color, but the amazing part is when light strikes the stone, the glass reflects the light as a soft blue glow. The stone is opaque to semi-opaque.
At the turn of the century when gold increased in value, it was not cost effective to continue production of the stone, so eventually the production of saphiret glass was halted (which made it rare). Most of the pieces you find with the older antique saphiret glass are Victorian/Edwardian pieces. Later around the vintage era of jewelry making, Germany produced saphiret glass. I have found no written evidence of when the stones were produced in Germany".)
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