An unknown sky

Splendid amethyst & gold Art Deco bracelet from Vienna, circa 1935

The sight of this bracelet is like looking into a strange sky. Six previously unseen, precious shining stars seem to be gathered here. Each a sun in its own right, they send their golden light into the room, warming the eyes and caressing the skin. Lush, sculptural wrought ironwork frames each seductive amethyst. They refract and reflect the light hundreds of times. The bracelet is a feast for the senses - and at the same time a celebration of precision craftsmanship and finesse. Alternating large and smaller elements are movably connected to each other. Each element is crafted of yellow and rose gold in a rich design developed on the geometry of the circle and square. The delicately worked surfaces develop a rich play of light all their own. For at one time the gold is smoothly and brilliantly polished, at another it is seemingly forged by skilful torsion into sparkling ropes or delicate-looking, feather-light petals. Finally, the wonderful, faceted amethysts expand the color spectrum of the piece once again and give the bracelet a special depth and warmth. The result is a piece of jewellery that appears harmonious in detail despite its richness of colour. According to its hallmarks, the bracelet was made in Vienna. Its formal language allows us to date it to the years of the late Art Deco, when the desire for geometry tended towards richer, more sculptural forms than before. It is a splendid testimony to this new style, which dominated jewellery designs in the 1930s, and in its splendid heaviness it still has an immediate effect today as an expression of joyful beauty.

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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.

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