This magnificent bracelet has such wonderful style and design. The cameo is a large flawless piece of medium "coral" colored coral mounted in platinum with diamond and pearl accents. The clasps, security chain, two bars between the pearls strands and the connector rings attaching the pearls to the platinum mounting are 14 kt. gold. You then have five strands of cultured pearls making up the band of the bracelet. We believe this to have been mom's or grandma's circa 1910 platinum and coral cameo turned into a fabulous bracelet circa 1950. We think the jeweler did a super job of design as well as craftsmanship.
The coral cameo has been inspected with a 10 power loupe and we find no cracks, chips or repairs. Please note the remarkable depth of the cameo as shown in the 8th and 9th photos. The platinum mounting is in excellent condition with no damage and has beautiful detailed pattern work on the rim - this was a high quality mounting. It has been accented with 10 diamonds (a total of 24 points) and six cultured pearls. The diamonds appear to be European cut and all original with the exception of one which appears to be a Brilliant cut replacement. Five of the six pearls appear to be the originals with one as a possible replacement. The original pin stick and catch to the cameo were skillfully removed.
The 14 kt. gold portions of the bracelet are also in excellent condition with no rips, cracks, dents, holes or repairs. The clasp box for the bracelet has been so skillfully and cleanly applied to the platinum mounting that it looks original to manufacture. The other side of the cameo has the 14 kt. connector rings for the pearl strands applied to the side of the mounting again skillfully done. The clasp closes with a good click and stays very firmly closed. The bracelet has a security chain that is stationary with no spring ring.
The cultured pearls of the bracelet band are approximately 5 mm in size. They are in excellent condition with no cracks and are a lovely light cream in color. One outside border pearl has a 3/32 dia. shallow chip - very hard to find. We have had the pearls professionally restrung.
We cannot find a precious metal content mark nor makers mark anywhere on the piece. Rich has acid tested and will guarantee the cameo mounting as a minimum 900 platinum and the gold components a minimum of 14 kt. Minus the closure flange the bracelet measures just a hair over 6 1/2 inches long. It is 1 5/8 inches tall through the cameo and approximately 1 inch tall through the pearl band. A fabulous bracelet that will look well with a cocktail dress, an evening gown or to wear as that something old with your pearls on your wedding day.
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