Art Deco Sterling Silver Vermeil Natural Lapis Lazuli Bullet Cut Bracelet
This distinctively designed Art Deco bracelet, made during the 1930's, has special features making it stand apart from others from this time period. Natural lapis lazuli stones, a rich sea blue, have a smooth and dimensional bullet cut that juts outward from the base of the setting. The links are truly special, pillowy looking, in a way that defies the sterling metal they were made from appear almost like folded fabric. With a soft gold wash across the setting enhancing the color of the stones, this piece has a unique sophistication.
The Finer Points Excellent Condition. This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The setting has a bright patina without and dents and very little surface wear.
* There is a light amount of wear and thinning to the vermeil finish however the piece still has a consistent and golden patina.
* The lapis stones are smooth and gleaming without any chipping or surface wear.
* There are no other irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Size 6 5/8"
Width Just under 1/2"
Mark See photo of maker mark
Clasp Secure, and original.
Weight 14 grams
Material Sterling silver (the setting tests positive), natural lapis
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