Art Deco 800 Silver Filigree Lapis Chalcedony Carved Scarab Bangle 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.
* Stones are smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear, scarab carving is crisp and distinct.
* No clasp, bracelet slips over your hand.
Length 8" interior circumference, inside diameter 2 5/8"
Mark See photo (French crab marks)
Weight 33 grams
Material Tests for 800 silver, natural lapis, chalcedony and agate
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
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 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.