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Precious Vintage Bangle With Amethysts & Diamonds, ca. 1970


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Precious Vintage Bangle With Amethysts & Diamonds, ca. 1970
Precious Vintage Bangle With Amethysts & Diamonds, ca. 1970
Description
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The amethyst is the violet variety of quartz, which shows itself in tones ranging from delicate purple to intense violet. Its characteristic colourfulness also made the amethyst one of the most popular stones in some epoch, in Art Nouveau as well as the 1970s - and always presented the strong coloured gemstones in the midst of bright gold. The bangle presented here is no exception. Ten amethysts and diamonds are set in three parallel rows in slightly reddish, warmly shining gold. Larger diamonds on the outside, the oval faceted amethysts in the center. Additional, smaller diamonds accompany the amethysts in the spandrels between the stones. In total, there are about three carats of diamonds presented here along with the purple semi-precious stones. The bracelet itself is powerful on the show side and appears closed, while the sides are adorned with beautiful engravings. The lower half of the bangle, on the other hand, is lighter, more airy, and formed of two slightly curved bars. It is a design that was a great fashion in the late 19th century. Meanwhile, the craftsmanship and the cuts of the diamonds show that the jewel was probably made in the years around 1970. We discovered the piece of jewellery in the Rhineland.
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The amethyst, agate, jasper, citrine and onyx - for the chemist all these gemstones are uniformly quartz - but how different are the shapes and colours that nature presents us! Amethyst is the violet son of this family. Its name, from the Greek "amethystos" - "counteracting intoxication", expresses the ancient belief that its wearer was immune to the intoxicating effects of wine. Despite some self-experimentation, we have not yet been able to confirm that this is indeed the case. One thing is certain, however: its colour is unique, ranging all the way to a deep violet, beginning with the most delicate shades of purple. In the Middle Ages and even in antiquity, amethyst was used to cut numerous objects of decorative art, such as vases and drinking cups, of which a few precious specimens have been preserved in museums of decorative art. But it is mainly jewellery for which this stone has been used - and still is, to our great delight.
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Precious Vintage Bangle With Amethysts & Diamonds, ca. 1970
Power of Colours
€ 5,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €5,890.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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