1950s Unsigned Jonne Gold Seed Bead Cluster Coral Glass Bangle Bracelet
While this 1940s - 50s bracelet is not signed, the detail in construction and overall design shows it was made by Jonne. Tiny glass seed beads, in a vivid gold color, sparkle brightly wrapping seamlessly around the entire bangle for a textural look and tactile feel when worn. Larger orangey-pink glass beads made to simulate coral have a smooth and gleaming surface jutting outward from the bracelet's base. Colorful and uniquely designed, this piece is striking when worn despite its narrow profile.
Condition: Excellent. This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The brass setting has a bright patina without any dents and a modest amount of darkening.
* The glass has a smooth and gleaming surface without any chipping and no surface scratching.
* The seed beads are all intact and look original with a shiny surface that has minimal surface wear.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 6 1/4" inside circumference
Width 1/2" just under
Mark No mark
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 33 grams
Period 1940s - 50s
Material Brass (if the piece is not marked it is tested for gold content), glass
On handmade or hand-carved jewelry
Handmade or hand-carved jewelry is valued because it is, by default, one of a kind. Unlike machine-made pieces, a handmade piece can never be replicated in the exact same way, and so they will always reveal the at-the-moment intent of the individual maker. Often, the pieces have a distinctively visceral feel, as though you can sense the painstaking labor that went into every aspect.
On tactile jewelry
Some antique and vintage jewelry is particularly tactile, meaning it displays a variety of different textures and hand-feels. Because we wear and handle jewelry rather than simply look at it in a frame, the tactile elements of jewelry can make a piece extra-special. A tactile piece indicates that the designer was thinking carefully about how the piece feels when it's worn and caressed-a mark of a talented artisan.