This beautifully worked bracelet was made early in the first quarter of the 19th Century. The workmanship on this bracelet is exceptional. There are 7 Rectangular plaques of 18KT (stamped) yellow gold. Each plaque contains a delightful hand hammered rose and 2 rows of strung sand pearls. Separating these lovely plaques are tiny stations set with Calibre Cut sapphires surrounded by a millgrain frame. This bracelet is unique and very beautiful. We believe it to be French due to the "DEPOSE" marking on the closure. The bracelet is in remarkably good condition considering its age, in fact, I see no damage on the piece. It is finished by a tongue in groove closure and a small safety clasp. It measures a substantial 7 1/2 inches.
Sapphire Weight: 2.55 ct.tw.
Sapphire Shape: Square Step Cut
Tone: Medium Dark
Clarity: Moderately Included
The total weight of the item is 19.9 grams.
This bracelet is accompanied by an appraisal, by a GIA-certified appraiser, and the estimated retail replacement value is $6,500 in 2012.
Antique French 18KT Gold Sapphire and Seed Pearl Bracelet