Dating to c.1890-1900, this beautiful natural sapphire and diamond bracelet is a Belle Epoque delight!
Measuring 2 1/2" inside diameter and 1/4" wide, this elegant, super-feminine bracelet is certain to steal your heart! This jewel is wrought from 15k yellow gold and platinum, and is set with some of the finest untreated sapphires available to the late 19th-century lapidary as well as dazzling old-mine cut diamonds (all metals unmarked but tested)!
There are seven antique cut sapphires set in this beautiful bracelet, all perfectly matched for color, and WHAT color! These gemstones are the most gorgeous shade of vivid, royal blue, with the undertone of violet which sapphire lovers crave! The largest sapphire measure 5.8 mm in diameter and weighs a calculated 65 points. The two second-largest sapphires measure 5 mm in diameter and weigh approx. 40 points each. The two smallest sapphires measure 3.6 mm and weigh a calculated 20 points each. That adds up to 1.85 carats of the finest antique sapphires, but wait; it gets even better!
Set between the sapphires are sparkling platinum swirls set with old mine-cut diamonds! There are 12 in all, and each diamond weighs approx. 5 points. In jewelry of lesser quality, these diamonds would be rose-cuts set in silver, but no expense was spared in the creation of this bracelet! The diamonds are fully faceted, and are bead-set in open-backed, platinum-topped settings of 15k gold. Platinum accents also highlight the sides near the hinges. The total gemstone weight adds up to 2.45 carats of fabulous, natural gemstones! The bracelet weighs 12.73 grams.
As with most bracelets of this decade, the this example is slightly oval in shape, and will fit a lady's wrist up to 7 1/2". As most collectors know, it is rare to find a bracelet of this age in a modern woman's size; my wrist measures 6 3/4" and this jewel slides halfway up my forearm! Best of all, this bracelet is in as pristine a condition as the most discerning collector could hope for! It is 100% intact after over 120 years, without damage, losses or replacements to the stones or the settings! JUST OUTSTANDING!
Needless to say, this bracelet lights up the wrist in the most elegant style, and just LOOK at those sapphires! This is an investment-worthy bracelet which will never go out of style, and would make a wonderful heirloom. If you collect the best in Victorian jewelry this top-quality stunner belongs on your arm and in your collection! It would also make a thrilling gift for any lady who loves the best of the best in antique sapphires and diamonds, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this fabulous find; up to 90-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
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