This Gubelin bracelet has great classic style and of course is of superb quality. The bracelet is comprised of 4 rows of alternating curved links with the center 2 rows containing the diamond accent. The links are stacked so that the ends of each link on each row are aligned and are attached on the backside by a hinge. The bracelet contains a total of 11 hinges that enable the bracelet to have a nice movement and comfortable fit around your wrist. Each link on the center 2 rows contain 7 diamonds of graduated sizes with the largest being in the center of it's link. With white gold being used predominantly in several eras over the last 60 years we gave it a 1980 circa. The bracelet came from an estate sale and it is not a design currently available on the Gubelin website.
The gold is in excellent plus condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, nasty scratches / abrasions to it's high polished surface nor any repairs. You can find of course that normal and expected minute surface wear which on this bracelet includes 3 approx. 1/32" surface flea bites. All of those original to assembly backside hinges are in smooth working order without repairs. On photo # 5 I showed the closure area of the bracelet. The bar between the 2 links on the right side fits under the point of the diamond link on the left side. You then make sure the links of both sides are flat and aligned (photo # 6) and then slide the closure bar thru the 4 rows. The closure stays firmly closed when shaken on and off my wrist.
The diamonds are all there and appear to be the originals as none stand out as replacements after inspection of their prongs, their size or their color. They are high quality blending tastefully with the white gold and have good brightness and sparkle. As stated previously there are 7 in each link and are graduated in size with the 12 links containing a total of 3.2cts.
The marks are on the backside of the bracelet. The sliding closure bar has engraved numbers of 40A-0504 that we are assuming is the design/inventory number. The closure bar at the other end contains the Gubelin hallmark and the 750 mark (European for 18kt. gold). It weighs a total of 66 grams which of course includes the diamonds. The bracelet measures a hair under 7" long x 3/4" at widest point. I have a 6 3/4" wrist and can close the bracelet and wear it comfortably with light movement around my wrist.
The Gubelin Company is Swiss based with 7 shops thru out Switzerland, 1 in Hong Kong and 1 in Malaysia. They have a 160 year plus history starting in 1854 and are still family controlled with it's 6th. generation of a Gubelin at the helm. They are know for their quality jewelry. We have the matching necklace listed, Item # 961.
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