Mid century Straits Chinese bracelet set with garnets in 18k.
From a family of gemstone bracelets of this region, these petite bracelets were handcrafted link by link, outside smooth with slight relief carvings or texturing, rugged underneath under boxy links.
Made this way, these links bracelets wear delicately, the Oriental equivalent of the Western charm bracelet.
The best of these bracelets are also featherlight, the weight in gold not the bother but their gossamer presence. One reason could be how women then too stacked together these link bracelets in pairs or more, they had to wear with abandon.
The garnets have a great polish and are vivid garnets in their deep wine red. They ascend in size nondescriptly, another mark of old-time presence.
The bracelet is 6.75″ long.
This bracelet is unmarked, but acid tests as 18k gold.
There is also a pair of matching garnet ear studs, sold separately.
Vintage Mid-century Garnet Link Bracelet 18k Gold
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