This German made bracelet is so cool. It's carved carnelian squares are great. But the textured, some what woven looking, multi colored, six sided links are fabulous. The border of the links is a smooth, un-patterned, medium toned yellow gold. The interior of the links are textured, patterned & multi colored. The background is a very finely patterned area in approx the same yellow gold as the rim that gives an illusion of fabric. The decor pattern running thru it is comprised of five, faintly waving, alternating rows. Two rows are white gold leaves & the other three are alternating flowers of white & a much deeper gold. I wish my photos did this link justice.
The hand carved carnelian squares are all intact with no cracks or chips. They are in a form of collar mounting that can have a bit of irregular rim edge due to the hand carved stone rims. The gold of the bracelet has no rips, dents, cracks, holes, deep scratches or repairs. Both the squares & links have a very light curve to their form to assist in a smoother fit around your wrist. All of the hinges between squares & links are original & in smooth working order. The clasp closes with a soft click & stays firmly closed. There are also 2 figure eight security catches on each side of the clasp, original to bracelet & in working order.
The backside of the clasp box has stamped marks of: 14ct & DRGM as well as lightly engraved 2-11-1 & 283. The 14ct is for 14kt. gold content-we use a K & a lot of Europe used a C. The DRGM is a German Patent mark used approx. 1900-1945. The 2-11-1, 283 are most likely a Jewelry stores inventory mark as this was a common practice. The carnelian squares are approx 1/2" x 7/16". The woven links are approx 1" x 5/8". Discounting the closure flange the bracelet measures 7" long. This outstanding bracelet with it's unusual design work is sure to get you compliments galore.
All though this bracelet is not marked so, it is Werner Werkstadt. I have seen the multicolor gold flower and basketweave pattern on signed pieces and that pattern is surely what the Patent mark is for.
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