This beautiful bracelet has a wonderful look with it's nice sized oval chrysoprase stones. The high polished stones are prong mounted to sterling oval frames. The connecting links are a simple vertical thin oval with mil-grained rims containing 5 small marcasites. They give just a hint of sparkle to the bracelet allowing those great chrysoprase ovals to tastefully stand out on your wrist.
The sterling is in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, nasty scratches, abrasions or repairs. The flange fits into it's closure box with a good click and stays firmly closed. The eight chrysoprase stones are all in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, nicks, deep scratches or nasty abrasions and are firmly seated. The stone next to the closure flange evidently became loose and someone used an adhesive on the backside to insure the stones attachment to it's frame (see last photo middle section). We have left it alone as the stone is definitely firmly seated! Another stone has two small, thin surface scratches on it's backside. They are minor but we are reporting to be accurate. The chrysoprase stones measure 3/4" tall x 9/16" wide, are a lovey, rich almost evergreen color and are very well matched. The marcasites are prong mounted with none missing and no apparent replacements.
The marks are on the backside of the closure box as seen in the photo. The bracelet not counting the flange measures 7". A wonderful vintage bracelet for that woman who likes simple but tasteful attractive jewelry
Wachenheimer Bros. was located in Rhode Island and had a showroom on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The firm started in 1905 and existed till approx. 1934 and was known for making high quality silver jewelry. The company is probably best known for it's "Diamonbar" items and flexible bracelets with faux gems. At the end of the 20's "Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry" was their focus. These items contained semi-precious stones like chrysoprase, onyx, lapis and carnelian mounted in sterling. Today Wachenheimer is a desirable collectable for vintage jewelry lovers.
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