This listing is for a gorgeous gold-tone wide bangle or cuff bracelet with the entire surface decorated with six large oval pearls, multiple black onyx stones and colorless rhinestones. Bracelet is marked "Sphinx" in an oval cartouche which is the trademark name for a renowned British jewelry manufacturing company that produced well made, quality constructed and beautifully designed costume jewelry with the look of real gold and gemstone jewelry. The company was founded in 1948 and closed in the 1990's. Bracelet is hinged with hidden snap closure to facilitate getting it on and off.
Dimensions; Bracelet has inside measurement of 6 1/2" and is 1/2" wide. Weighs 2.4 ounces or 65 grams.
Condition: This glamorous bracelet is in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws reflecting only minimal signs of ever being worn. All stones are intact and enamel is clean and smooth. Hinge is tight and clasp opens and closed correctly.
History: In the late 19th Century, Austrian jeweler Daniel Swarovski devised a method of attaching a foil back on his high quality faceted crystals that made them almost indistinguishable from diamonds. Demand was so great for his "stones" that in 1892 he patented a mechanical cutter so he could mass produce his creations. His faux gems became popularly known as rhinestones and although most rhinestones are associated with clear glass, they can impersonate almost any natural stone a jeweler wishes to imitate. Many famous designers used these stones in their high quality fashion jewelry.