This is an astonishingly beautiful piece. It is a Circa 1900 18K yellow gold Art Nouveau diamond bracelet. It has five exquisite enamel oval paintings depicting scenes from the frescoes in the Villa Of Mysteries in Pompeii. The larger center oval depicts three individuals, one a woman with a flowing scarf outlined in gold in an interior setting. It measures 1" by 7/8". There are four more enameled paintings, two on each side with one each depicting a cherub gathering wine and another with a cherub lighting a fire. They each measure 7/8" by 6/8". Each panel is framed in an oval of gold on the inside and an oval of cobalt blue enameling with an outside oval of rose cut diamonds. Each oval is connected by an intertwined semicircle of rose cut diamonds. The back clasp is a beautiful clasp in the shape of a diamond encrusted bow. There is a larger diamond in the center of the bow that you press to release the clasp. There are so many diamonds in this piece that we cannot give you an accurate carat weight. The bracelet measures 7 1/4" long and is in excellent original condition with each oval being encased in the back in 18K yellow gold. I hesitate of over use the term " Museum Quality", however this truly is a magnificent example of long lost craftsmanship and premium artistic merit from an elegant bygone era.
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