A delicate round dance

Antique sapphire bracelet with 3.36 ct diamonds in platinum, around 1920

Soft and supple, this band wraps itself around the wearer's arm and gently adapts to the shape of the arm. Even though it sparkles and seems to consist only of precious stones, the goldsmith who made it has managed with great effort and finesse to connect the numerous narrow elements so flexibly that it delicately caresses the body like a necklace. The platinum bracelet was created in the years around 1920. At its centre, three cornflower-blue sapphires are the protagonists of the design. They are accompanied by around 3.36 carats of diamonds in various old European cuts. Bracelets like this one have been firmly established in jewellery history since the 19th century under the term "riviére". The French word for river or stream aptly describes the arrangement of the sparkling diamonds in a row, yet the processed platinum is so far recessed that visually a single flowing line of diamonds is created. The design offers unfussy, almost casual elegance. And yet, at the same time, it convinces with its rich features. An independent appraisal has recorded the quality of the gemstones for this purpose and is supplied with the bracelet.

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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.