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Classic Link Bracelet Made Of Gold With Opals & Diamonds, Berlin ca. 1900


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Classic Link Bracelet Made Of Gold With Opals & Diamonds, Berlin ca. 1900
Classic Link Bracelet Made Of Gold With Opals & Diamonds, Berlin ca. 1900
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Some pieces of jewellery are so timeless that it is only details that reveal their age. This gold link bracelet is such a piece. The links of gold are arranged in a classic tank pattern and wrap around the wrist softly, yet pleasantly heavy. A convenient snap closure with safety chain holds the bracelet in place. At first glance, only the old-cut diamonds next to three shimmering opals reveal that this is an antique piece of jewellery. But the bracelet also gets its special hue and depth primarily from its age: in the years around 1900, gold alloys were usually somewhat reddish, and the bracelet was also forged from reddish gold. In order to nevertheless obtain the coveted golden-yellow shine, the reddish gold was given an additional fine gold plating. After many years, this fine gold plating has been preserved only in the depths, and so the bracelet appears particularly warm, quite different from the often garish later gold alloys. Its hallmark shows that the piece belonged to the assortment of the Berlin jeweler Wilhelm Müller. It is very well preserved.
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Berlin experienced a rapid boom in the 19th century. Due to immigration, the population increased tenfold during this period and amounted to almost 1.9 million around 1900. Entrepreneurs from all regions of Germany were drawn to the city and made Berlin the most important business location of the Empire. Economic prosperity allowed cultural life to flourish and social life soon eclipsed all other cities in the country. For the ladies, a suitable jewelry outfit was indispensable. Berlin was the ideal location for a jewelry merchant. One such merchant was Wilhelm Müller. In 1847, he founded a specialized wholesale business for precious stones, pearls, jewels, gold and silver jewelry. Most of the creations were made in the branches in the gold city of Pforzheim and in the silver city of Schwäbisch-Gmünd. The parent company of the family business was located in Gertraudenstraße in Berlin Mitte. Miraculously, it survived the destruction of World War 2 and still stands today as a reminder of the imperial era at Berlin's Spittelmarkt. At the turn of the 20th century, the Müller company was the leading jewelry retailer and was known beyond the borders of the capital for its high-quality goods.
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Classic Link Bracelet Made Of Gold With Opals & Diamonds, Berlin ca. 1900
Timeless
€ 1,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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