A spring day in London

Charming bracelet with peridots in two-tone gold, around 1900

A spring day in London on the threshold of the 20th century: like the longingly awaited spring after a grey winter, the economic successes of the united kingdom awaken hopes of a carefree future. The Empire is at the height of its power in these years, Queen Victoria has been crowned Empress of India and new treasures arrive daily in great merchant ships from the rich colonies to the capital on the Thames. The first warm days have attracted crowds of walkers to the parks of England's capital. In Hyde Park, for example, the air is filled with the scent of flowers and flowering trees. Chestnuts and lime trees are unfurling their first leaves and fresh greenery glows in the spring sunshine. As if the incomparable greenery of spring were trapped in stone, the six peridots in this bracelet radiate from precisely this exciting time. From the last decades of the 19th century, the gemstone belonging to the olivine group was one of the preferred gemstones of England's goldsmiths and jewellery buyers. People loved pastel shades in those years, but surely peridot was also so interesting because it came from Egypt. The British had conquered the country on the Nile only a short time before, in 1882 - and the peridot was virtually a "British" gemstone ever since. The bracelet presents the gemstones alternating with floral ornamental links. Small flowers here continue the spring theme and their lively form reveals the influence of Art Nouveau. The use of two gold colours in the flowers is particularly beautiful, giving them an especially natural look: The links of the bracelet are inlaid with yellow gold and red gold, so that the frames and the blossoms complement each other excitingly in their colourfulness. This piece of jewellery, which we discovered for you in London, is now waiting for a new wearer who would like to wear its beautiful story on her wrist.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.