Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a 14kt. yellow and white gold Bauhaus era link bracelet c. 1920. This charming Zeitgeist or "spirit of the times" piece features 6 rectangular step cut, bezel set pink sapphires (man-made) set in 6 links. The stones are 11.5mm X 6.5mm in size and are approximately 3 carats each. Each stone is in a square link accented with hand engraved curlicues. The links are separated by a flared link with a half barrel white gold "hinge" look. The bracelet is 3/4" wide (maximum dimensions) and is 7" long. It has a tongue clasp closure with flip down safety locks. The piece weighs 22.9 grams.
Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to about 1933 that combined crafts and fine arts. The school was known for its vision of design combining beauty with practicality. It attempted to marry the usefulness of mass production with an individual artistic vision. This vision was a matter of fact approach to everyday objects, executed with style. The Arts and Crafts movement in England was one of the inspirations for the Bauhaus movement.
The gold content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing.
The sapphires were tested using a standard jeweler's gemstone tester and register as sapphires. There are no inclusions in the stones. The stones are cut, not molded. The stone sizes were calculated using a standard jeweler's caliper. The gemstone carat weights were calculated based on standard measurement practices. The stones were not removed from the piece to do physical testing or for weight.
Zeitgeist Bauhaus Sapphire Gold Bi-Color Bracelet c. 1920