Circa 1940's, this is a New Old Stock cameo sweetheart bracelet and necklace suite. In pristine, unworn condition, this set includes its original leather grained box that is also in exceptional condition.
Crafted of 12K gold fill, the bracelet is the classic sweetheart expansion link design with a single cameo at center with engraved stretch links, similar to that of a ladies watch band. The cameo is carved from carnelian shell and offers a depiction of a a 1930's-1940's young woman with flower in her hair as well as a corsage. This cameo is set in a twisted rope bezel measuring 23.5x18.5mm. The links measures 1/2" wide.
Unstretched, the internal measurement is 5-1/2", expanding to 8". This bracelet fits my 6" wrist comfortably and slides up my arm at 8" for a comfortable fit without pinching. As this has never been worn, it has a lot of give in it and seems to be more accommodating than some of the other expansion bracelets we have had over the years by other jewelry companies. It does have to slide over the hand. My hand across measures 8" and it slides with a little bit of leeway.
The inside of the bracelet links is stamped "Sturdy Gold Filled" with the stock number "47" and the Fleetwood trademark stamp. It weighs 22 grams.
The matching necklace features a pendant drop with identical twisted rope bezel and a closely matching "sister" carving. It is fitted with a pinch bail, from which it attaches to a 16.25" gold fill chain. This is a sturdy link chain with a secure fold-over clasp closure. The pendant can be removed from the chain. The necklace weighs 5.6 grams.
These items are neatly housed within a 5" square navy blue Fleetwood box with a leather grain exterior and a navy velvet and ivory satin liner.
Both bracelet and necklace are in like new condition, pristine and never worn. There are no marks to the gold fill and of course the cameos are supple and retain all of their original details. These were part of an acquisition purchase of old stock items that we made over 20 years ago.
They will be delivered in their original box and we will include a copy of our easy cameo care instructions. Plus Fast & Free shipping to the USA.