This Fahrner bracelet has a truly stunning patten. It is comprised of curved 1/4" squares, like tiny pillows, with fine open work spacing between them. The squares are placed at an angle to give a diamond shaped base to their four curved flower petal patterned tops. The petals have been placed to not only create a flower on the top of the square but to also create a flower at the four corners where four squares meet. But when you look closely you will also find amazing tiny accents to the pattern. The tops of the squares have fine raised accent lines that spread out in a fan like pattern and there are delicate mil-grained rims on the petals. To complete the bracelet you find 3 minute marcasites in each petal giving the bracelet a very tasteful and subtle shimmer. Just beautiful design as well as high quality workmanship as expected from the Fahrner Company!
The sterling is in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, deep scratches or repairs. All of the eight links are original with no broken or missing design pieces. Their hinges are all original with no repairs and have smooth movement giving the bracelet the ability to curve well around your wrist. The clasp fits very firmly closed and will not come apart without pushing the release button! There is also an original figure eight security catch that fits firmly. I had to use a 10 power loupe and constant angling to inspect the marcasites. It was extremely difficult due to their minute size of .6mm &. 8mm and the curved petals. There are 720 prong and ball mounted marcasites in this bracelet! I found what I feel are two replacements, several cracked or chipped and a few missing. Rich has now gone thru and feels he has replaced all of the missing marcasites.
The marks are on the backside of the clasp as seen in the photo. They read Sterling, Germany and the TF circle. The bracelet measures 7 1/16" long (minus the flange) and is approx 7/8" wide with a nice, comfortable fit around the wrist. A stunning bracelet in super condition from an outstanding and very collectable company.
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