Old bracelet of silver filigree, tested approximately 800 silver, beautiful centerpiece with central bezel set turquoise, surrounded by four deep purple blue lapis colored stones and two coral; fancy metalwork all over, Middle Eastern style clasp with the pin, no markings that I can find which is no surprise given the origin and age. The bracelet measures 6 & 3/4" long and is 1 & 3/4" wide at the centerpiece. We believe the center stone to be Persian turquoise, an oval piece with matrix. We are all used to thinking of Persian Turquoise as being a solid color, but having seen some recently mined large beads I realized it is quite multicolor with matrix when in large pieces, and this is a similar color and appearance; but this is only a guess. Western turquoise would not have been easily obtained at the time this was made or in that part of the world, and it is not Chinese turquoise. Not sure on the coral stones, they could be something else, hard to tell when they are so round and small. The lapis colored stones I also think are something else, but don't know what they could be. Love the construction of this piece, the bracelet consisting of links each a filigree long tunnel shape with flowers at each end and in the center, with diamond shapes between the flowers, very unusual.
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