It is extremely rare to find a Art Nouveau era 14K gold bangle bracelet with such large and high quality peridot stones, as well as a lovely seed pearl floral design, much less in such pristine condition! It is very obvious, looking at it from all aspects under magnification, that it was very lightly worn during its time, and it has since been stored in a jeweler's vault (Belonged to the jeweler's mother, original owner - so provenance date is correct). This stunning piece is antique, late nineteenth century (1898), with very clear Art Nouveau era motifs (curling leaf from nature, scrolls, peridot stones).
This exquisite 14K gold clamper bangle is bezel set with three round, faceted peridot stones, "each .85 carat and measuring 6mm across. Each one is AAA quality, a fancy, intense green with excellent clarity and deep saturation", to quote the graduate gemologist whom appraised them.
Weight of the bracelet is 25 grams or 16.075 dwt (pennyweights).
Back of one of the leaves is hallmarked 14K, as well as marked with the overlapping letters "T" and "C" for the fine jewelry artisan who handcrafted this magnificent piece.
Along with these amazing peridot beauties, the front of this bracelet boasts a very feminine floral leaf design, appointed with 62 genuine, creamy white seed pearls.
Inside circumference of bracelet is about 7" inches. Bracelet has an oval opening. Top or front of bracelet measures 8.3mm wide or approximately 3/8" of an inch. Back of bracelet is 5.7mm wide or approximately 1/4" of an inch.
This Art Nouveau hinged bangle bracelet is supplied with a locking clasp along with a 14K gold safety chain for security. This extremely fine, all original bangle is crafted from solid 14k yellow gold and has fully tested as such. The safety chain also tested positive for 14K gold.
The graduate GIA-certified appraiser figures the retail replacement value of this bracelet at $11,000. It is truly a rare and gorgeous sight to behold!
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