Parisian fashion

Antique bangle with diamonds in gold & silver, Paris circa 1895

The Belle Époque was an era devoted entirely to the celebration of beauty. Supported by the aspiring bourgeoisie, which had achieved prosperity during the long period of peace, studios and concert halls, department stores and salons experienced an upswing. The jewellery fashion also reflected the joie de vivre of the time: Jewellery became ever finer and whiter, ever more precious. Never before had so much jewellery been produced as in those years. Even precious diamond jewellery could be ordered from catalogues addressed to the wealthy bourgeoisie. The present bangle also dates from this period and, according to its hallmarks, was made in Paris, already the fashion capital of the time. The diamond-set ends of the narrow bracelet swing out in a volute shape and hold in their centre a three-leaf clover, the leaves of which are made of old-cut diamonds. All the diamonds are set in silver, while the actual hoop is made of reddish gold. The design language is soft and playful, in keeping with the taste of the time at the end of the 19th century. The bangle is beautifully preserved and we found it in Paris. Thanks to the original safety chain, it can be worn without worry.

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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.