Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. Carnelian has a bright sheen with no chips or surface wear. Clasp is original and secure.
Yes, see photo (marked "sterling" on back of central link). Sterling silver, natural carnelian and marcasites. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Classical Art Deco design combining oval cut carnelian with openwork setting studded with marcasites. Carnelian is thin yet domed in shape, shifting slightly in hue across the bracelet.
Finely made and sturdy, yet thin and delicate with a light weight that drapes smoothly across your wrist. There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as classics. However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry.
The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubism's bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses.
_gsrx_vers_1326 GS 8.4.1 (1326). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.