These are Dynamite!!! Fresh from France comes this pair of outrageous bangles that were purchased in Paris and by their original owner! It simply does not get better than that! She bought the pair in 1940 in Paris and she has loved them ever since... She told the dealer (my dear friend) that she used to wear one on each arm.. She also told him that she felt very 'HIP" when she did wear them! I LOVE IT! A woman in her 90's describing herself as hip?? Wonderful.....
The bench jeweler electroplated a huge amount of stiff wire. Then he wrapped it around and around and around until he got his desired length for these bracelets. Then he meticulously hand diamond cut inside and outside of the wire. The closure is very simple and you can put them on and take them off by yourself which I find a big bonus!
When it gets anywhere near the sun it explodes with glorious sparkle! I have never had a bracelet like this and now I have two!
Outstanding condition. It appears to me that she must have worn one of the bracelets pushed slightly up her arm. One is just a wee big bigger so I am sure this is what must have happened..
They are very shiny yellow gold and there is absolutely no loss..
The bracelets measure 2 5/8" x 2". One maybe be 1/8" larger.. They have a wall height of 3/4" tall. When worn together the wall height is 1 1/2" tall.
One bracelet weighs an impressive 68.5 grams and the other 69.2 grams for a total of 137.7 grams of Wonderful! There are 31.10 grams to a troy ounce so we have more than 4 ounces here!
They are not hallmarked but purchased in France from the original owner, 1940 in Paris
These sit right on the late Art Deco / Early Retro period.. But, they are definitely Egyptian Revival!
FABU! I highly doubt you will ever find a pair like these again.. They are just over-the-top Wonderful! Wear one on each arm in Cleopatra style or where them both together..
I think that perhaps you can sense my excitement and delight with this wonderful pair. I am sure the new owner is going to be wild for them! They are absolutely fit for the finest of collections and believe me, you most certainly never see yourself coming and going with this set! Questions are always welcome and encouraged...
God Bless Our Troops near and Far. Please bring them home at Godspeed. From a Military Mom
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