Antique Edwardian 14K Newark Citrine and Pearl Bangle Bracelet. The level of artistry exhibited in this 14 karat turn-of-the-century bangle is hard to fathom. It's as if a pearled, bejeweled and stunningly sleek bracelet just wasn't enough, so more layers of exquisite craftsmanship were added to set it towering above the rest. The top is set with 5 wonderful bezel-set, buff-top golden orange citrines alternated with six lustrous little pearls. The faceted pavilions of the citrines reflect the light back through the cabochon tops as softly twinkling stars. Both sides of the cut out knife-edge bracelet are completely covered with hand-engraved floral designs. Even the hinge and the clasp plaque are exquisitely engraved.
The hinged bracelet is oval in shape measuring 2-5/8 inches by 2-1/8 inches. Internal circumference is 6-3/4 inches and the bangle is 5/16 of an inch wide. The citrines are sized at roughly 6 mm diameter with a depth of 4.3 mm and the pearls measure 2 to 2.5 mm. Weight is 13.2 grams / 8.45 dwt. The clasp tongue is marked 14 along with the mark for Osmun-Parker. The Newark, New Jersey manufacturing firm was in business for a brief period between 1896 and 1915 (thus providing the added bonus of date attribution). I believe this bracelet dates to about 1900. Condition is very good with only minor evidence of wear. Citrine is often worn as a birthstone for November.
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