1930's Art Deco Silver Filigree Flower Natural Carnelian Line Bracelet
A delicate and light feeling piece with a modest silhouette, this Art Deco bracelet has lovely flourishes and craftsmanship that make it striking when worn. Thin silver filigree links, with a scrolling floral design, contrast with the domed and smooth natural carnelian stones. Rich and red colored, they shift slightly in shade from stone to stone.
Condition: Excellent. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, or worn infrequently.
* The silver has a bright patina without any dents and very little surface wear.
* The carnelian has a smooth and gleaming surface without any chipping and very little scratching.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Width A bit under 1/2"
Mark "800" on the back
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 11 grams
Material 800 silver (if the piece is not marked it is tested for silver content), natural carnelian
On excellent condition
Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so it's not often you find a piece that has be maintained in its near-original condition. Such pieces are not only higher in value, but they are also more collectible, as they carry the history of past owners but do not show it. They reveal what the piece would have looked like when it was first created, giving us an insight into a bygone era.
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.