If I had to pick one time period in the history of jewelry, the Art Deco era would probably be my favourite.
I use the word "probably" because the Edwardian era is also a top contender. Edwardian jewelry is so hard to resist with its lacy and feminine designs set with diamonds, pearls and platinum. Art Deco jewelry (roughly 1920-1935) on the other hand, was all about bold lines and geometric shapes. A product of the machine age, jewelry designs emphasized symmetry and adhered to grids.
Very often the design characteristics of the eras overlapped. You can see the blurring of lines in this most beautiful 14K gold crystal bracelet. The lovely panels feature delicate filigree work that was also popular during the Edwardian era. The swirled lines are repeated in six gold panels along the 8" bracelet, alternating with exquisitely etched rock crystals.
Rock crystal was popular during the Victorian and Georgian era as faceted stuart crystals. Here, the pyramid-shaped stones are beautifully embellished with an Art Nouveau-reminiscent swirled floral design. The stones are open set on 14K yellow gold mounts edged in fine millgrain work. Each crystal measures just shy of 1/2" on all four sides and rises up approx. 5 mm from the top of the mount. If you look closely, you'll notice the floral motif is repeated throughout the bracelet.
The bracelet fastens with a large gold spring ring clasp which makes opening and closing much easier.
Weight: 14.2 grams.
Excellent condition, with light wear lo the gold. I've checked all three rock crystals with a loupe and they are all in pristine condition!
I couldn't find a stamp on the bracelet but my jeweller has tested the gold and it is 14K.