River Of Light

First Class Rivière Bracelet With 10.91 Ct Asscher Cut Diamonds, Circa 2010


€ 31,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Description
Throughout history, diamonds have been cut in ever new variations, always in search of the optimal brilliance. In the search for ever more intense brilliance and fire, new cuts were constantly being developed and invented. The diamonds in this bracelet, for example, are cut in the Asscher cut. This special cut was developed as early as 1902 by Joseph Asscher in Amsterdam and was the first gemstone cut ever to be patented. It took a while, but with the Art Deco of the 1920s, the elegant geometric Asscher Cut became a great success. This bracelet also takes its cue from the jewels of that era, more specifically the simple elegant "line bracelets" of the 1920s. The Asscher Cut with its clear, geometric facets fits ideally into this reduced, yet always luxuriously designed form of jewellery. These bracelets are also known as tennis bracelets or rivières (French rivière = river), because with their diamonds set close together they wind around the wrist like a river of light. A total of 46 diamonds in the Asscher cut join together here to form a luminous band. They weigh a combined 10.91 ct and are fine white to white in color throughout. The diamonds are only set at the top and bottom, so they blend together seamlessly. The high karat white gold of the setting visually recedes and subtly blends into the glistening band. The luxurious bracelet was created recently, but pays homage to Art Deco jewellery in its shape and setting. An independent appraisal confirms the quality of the materials used. A timeless jewel that is sure to delight generations to come!
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Do you know why bracelets like this one are also called tennis bracelets? Actually, the term tennis bracelet means a bracelet set with diamonds all around, but those with other gemstones can also be called so. Now you are surely wondering what such a bracelet has to do with tennis? It's thanks to an incident during a tennis match at the US Open. Here, Chris Evert lost her diamond-studded bracelet during a match and the match was specially interrupted so that she could bring her beloved piece of jewelry to safety. This was the birth of the tennis bracelet, which has gone down in jewelry history under this term. Of course, tennis bracelets existed even before the tennis match of 1987, they were especially popular at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, however, they were still very appropriately called "line bracelets" or rivière bracelets. The French word "rivière" means "river" and describes the flowing appearance of this jewelry. Because the individually set gemstones are held in place by movable elements made of precious metal, a tennis bracelet adapts very nicely to the shape of the wrist.
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River Of Light
€ 31,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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