An American Art Deco platinum bracelet with diamonds. The 4 section flexible bracelet is set with Old European-cut round and marquise-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 12.30 carats. The bracelet has 24 calibe-cut sapphire accents with an approximate total weight of 1.75 carats.
A French Art Deco 18-karat gold and platinum bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds. The bracelet has 8 open link sections with 64 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.60 carats, and 32 single-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .64 carat, H/I color, VS clarity. The sections are connected with 8 links of 25 French-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 6.25 carats.
A French Mid-20th Century platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet by Boucheron. The bracelet is made of alternating rows of round- and oval-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 16.45 carats, and baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.65 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. Sapphires are untreated and no evidence of enhancement. The origin is Thailand and Cambodia (Pailin). American Gemological certificate #1092977
An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished white and yellow gold bangle bracelet with sapphire, ruby and emerald by Bulgari. The open-back flexible bracelet has 1 cabochon sapphire with an approximate total weight of 2.83 carats, 1 cabochon ruby with an approximate total weight of 3.24 carats, and 1 cabochon emerald with an approximate total weight of 1.84 carats. All three stones are bezel-set in the flexible sectioned bangle. As Mascetti and Triossi note in Bulgari, "...cabochons successfully render the volume or "cupola" effect of the jewel, which is further enhanced by their setting. These are never spiky claws but rounded and smooth collets which enhance the overall rounded shapes of the design." Discussed in Bulgari, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Abbeville Press Publishers, 1996, page 165-166.
The Van Cleef & Arpels "Bagatelle" Bracelet:This French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Bagatelle" bracelet with diamonds and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels was designed as a bed of gold beads scattered with sapphire and diamond blossoms, set with 58 round-cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 61 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats. Price: $65,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400Dating from the late 1940s/early 1950s, this chic bracelet represents the spirit of post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor. Sometimes worn two to a wrist, these bold bracelets defined the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. Its domed form, topped with playful beads, is scattered with richly colored sapphire and diamond blossoms, presenting a complex visual and tactile texture, and combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The master jeweler workshop that realized VCA''s design was Pery et Fils, who famously collaborated with the house on the Duchess of Windsor''s "Zip" necklace and the "Passe Partout" convertible jewels. This bracelet''s superb construction, with its exquisitely articulated, myriad micro-springs and hinges, is a creation of a lost jeweler''s art and is supremely flexible, soft and comfortable to wear.A similar bracelet is pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, by S
ylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1986, page 236. VC&A devised a number of delightful variations using these design elements, sometimes variously named between the house and the trade. On page 131, Raulet explains that when the massed gold beads, referred to as the "Lawn" or in the market as "Couscous", was paired with "Hawaii" flowers, the overall design was called "Bagatelle".
A two-tone bracelet in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold with charms by Cartier. The bracelet has five charms, a sapphire and diamond horseshoe, a diamond accented wrench, a pair of fully-articulated scissors, a house with emerald and sapphire accents and an affixed carved ruby tree, and a sapphire and emerald charm in a decorative motif. Collectively, the piece contains blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of .40 carat, emeralds with a total weight of .10 carat, a ruby with an approximate total weight of .6 carat and diamonds with a total weight of 0.75 carat.
A French Retro 18-karat gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds by Boucheron. The flexible link bracelet has 72 cabochon blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats, and old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.80 carats. The bracelet is composed of 4 dimensional half moons set with cabochon sapphires and diamonds from a double row of oval and rectangular "seed" links.
An English Victorian 18 karat gold hinged snake bangle with diamond, sapphire and ruby. The head is a cabochon blue sapphire that has the approximate weight of .15 carat surrounded by .12 carat of rose-cut diamonds with 2 cabochon ruby eyes that have the approximate total weight of .04 carat. After Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake band with an emerald head as a wedding present in 1839, snakes, particularly in a fully realized or continuous band form, came to be a symbol for eternal love and devotion to the Victorians. This bracelet, which could alternatively be worn as an arm band, depending on the preference and comfort of the wearer, is a particularly charming example of Victorian snake jewelry. Unusually, the serpent''s tail fully encircles the bangle several times as the two ends of the bangle meet, adding fantastically to its visual width. The diamond-haloed sapphire crowning the piece adds a beautiful bit of color and brilliance, as do the ruby eyes.
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