Electroforming allows the jewelry designer/manufacture to create uniquely designed hollow pieces of jewelry that are impossible to create by casting or stamping. It is a time consuming and expensive process that makes the jewelry pieces seamless and light weight.
When laymen talk about electroforming, they like to use the analogy of an M & M candy: if you sucked out the chocolate so that all you were left with was the shell, and if that shell were silver or gold, you'd have an electroform item.
This lovely chunky bangle bracelet, circa 1970-1980, was created by David Varsano of Israel. The form represents individual rings fused together, four of silver and two gold vermeil. The bracelet measures 1 1/2" in width, 2 5/8" across the opening and 10 1/2" in circumference. It retains the original foil label "D Varsano Israel" with copyright symbol. The label indicating sterling silver is missing, although the outline is present. Excellent vintage condition with no damages, some patina. Great fashion piece.
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