This wonderful Art Deco piece is made by Simmons Co. and comes fully hallmarked with company identification. On the clasp is written ‘STERLING’ and lower down ‘Simmons PAT: APLD FOR’. Bracelet is comprised of 18 filigree and etched links with seven emerald crystal stones alternating between the links. The stones are diamond shaped, partially open-backed, un-foiled and have the most brilliant emerald green sparkle.
This piece dates from the end of the Edwardian period to the early Art Deco period. Bracelet measures approximately 7 ½ inches in length by 1/2 inch in width at the widest part and weighs 12.44 grams. This filigree piece comes with a remarkable fastener which is Simmons patented slide lock with safety. The clasp works by swiveling the locking mechanism, fitting two tiny buttons into two holes, pushing up on the lever, and locking a catch over the two sides. This piece is very flexible and drapes beautifully.
Art Deco bracelet is in lovely condition with very light age appropriate wear. The lock is in perfect working order and the very delicate filigree and etched design is crisp.
History: R.F. Simmons Company of Attleboro was founded in 1873 by Robert Fitz Simmons. Company’s best known product was its watch chains, but other items were soon added to its line including chatelaine pins, eyeglass chains, fobs, bracelets and walking stick handles. R.F. Simmons Company was active until 1952.