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Stunningly beautiful antique emerald & diamond bracelet in platinum, circa 1925

All times have their fashions, and all fashions have their effects on the field of jewellery as well. Jewellery of the 1920s is an often beautiful, and always impressive, testimony to a time of optimism and abundance: the First World War was over, the stock market was booming. People sipped colorful cocktails and moved around in the first automobiles and watched the latest silent movies at the cinema - everything seemed possible, at least if you belonged to a wealthy class of people! At the same time, a new image of women emerged. Self-confident and tough, asserting herself in her own profession against the men, successful, with a bob and a reform dress, she adorned herself with rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches of hitherto unusual refinement and elegance, with openwork surfaces of platinum or white gold and rich settings of diamonds and coloured gemstones. In this 1920s bracelet, there are eighteen natural intense green emeralds weighing about 14.0 carats together, held in place by plain platinum bezels. The oval cut cabochons are alternately arranged horizontally and vertically, separated by beautiful pairs of diamonds. Each link is hinged to the next, so the bracelet wraps smoothly around the wrist. 36 brilliant white diamonds, all in the Top Wesselton and Wesselton colour grades with a combined total of over two carats are set here. This wonderful quality piece of jewellery is a real gem, delicate enough not to appear too lavish, and present enough not to disappear on the arm. It can be worn alone or in combination with other bracelets made of diamonds and coloured stones. The jewel came to us in Vienna and comes with a detailed appraisal from the German Society for Gemstone Appraisal Idar-Oberstein.

"No other green attains the splendor of the rich and distinguished emerald. Impossible to compare a green glass with this stone, absurd to name even the sea or a colorful parrot emerald." With these exuberant words, a popular non-fiction book of the first half of the 20th century describes the emerald. The green variety of beryl was coveted in ancient Egypt, but the best stones come from the famous mines of Colombia.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

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.