1930s Art Deco Sterling Silver Natural Chrysoprase Marcasite Bracelet
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Chrysoprase is gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp.
* Marcasites are all in place.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Mark See photo
Weight 12 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural chrysoprase and marcasites
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Ornate with an intricate and well made setting, this piece is particularly thin with a nice drape across your wrist.
* Openwork design of central pendant frames the shallow sugarloaf cut of the vivid green chrysoprase stone.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
On Unique Shapes. Gemstones are time consuming to cut, requiring a high degree of skill from a trained craftsman, and glass cabochons can be equally complicated to manufacture on a large scale while keeping costs down. These constraints are only a few of the reasons you often see similar shapes of stones used in jewelry. When an unusual shape or cut is used, the manufacturer has made a decision to make something different. Look for out-of-the-ordinary shapes, like the demilune for example, for a striking look as well as a unique find.
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.