1930s Art Deco Egyptian Revival Natural Dark Pink Coral Bead Bangle Bracelet
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Goldtone setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* Just slightly misshapen which is not noticeable as the piece is worn.
* Natural coral stones are smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear.
* coral beads are all in place and look original.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Length 7 1/8" interior circumference
Mark No mark
Weight 17 grams
Material Alloy (does not test for silver or gold content), natural coral
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Striking and detailed design that is Egyptian influenced.
* Natural coral beads were carefully selected for their deep pink color and their consistent sheen and luster.
* With a rigid silhouette this bracelet has an oval shape that wraps firmly around your wrist with a light and slight tactile feel.
On Egyptian Revival. The distinct style, symbols and color palette of Egyptian jewelry are treasured and have been a great source of inspiration for jewelry throughout history. The Egyptian Udjat, or eye of Horus, symbolizing healing and protection: scarabs and lotus flowers represented rebirth and resurrection: and the Ankh, a symbol of eternal life, are all prominent motifs in their jewelry. These symbols were often rendered from natural stones like turquoise, lapiz lazuli and carnelian providing a distinct color palette. After the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, Egyptian jewelry designs flourished throughout the western world and continue to have a specialized category in collectables.
On Art Deco. 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.