An attractive gold tone metal ethnic style clamper with blue, red and white enamel embellishment
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 7½ ins inside dimension, 2½ ins diameter, x ½ ins h (19 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1970s
This wonderful ethnic style clamper bracelet is made in antiqued gold tone metal. It has very rich surface decoration with stripes in red, black and white enamel which is further embellished with fancy metal work. In addition there are two dark blue oval glass cabochons
In the 1970s the “back to nature” trend continued a popular taste for natural materials and motifs which were begin in the 1960s by the hippies. Much popular jewellery incorporated materials such as bone, mother of pearl, agates, turquoise and coral. Faux materials which resembled these materials and glass and resin nuggets are also found in jewellery.
Artisan jewellery became popular and many ornaments had a distinctive “hand made” appearance. Surface treatments such as engraving, repousee, piercing and enameling were widely used for the decoration of jewellery made from plain metal. Some pieces had a distinctive three dimensional look. Ethnic and cultural influences, particularly Egyptian and Aztec, were high fashion during this period.
Layaway plan available for up to one year with payment by installments
Vintage bangle bracelet ethnic style with enamel embellishment 1970s