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Precious platinum bracelet of the Art Déco with 10,20 ct diamonds, around 1928

Bracelets made of platinum, set with brilliant white diamonds, were the great passion of the years between the world wars. Every lady who could afford it wore such treasures - often not only individually, but several of them, combined into a radiant arrangement of luxury on her wrist. This is how we know the Hollywood stars of those years in old black-and-white photographs that still shape our idea of the femme fatale and the great screen divas today. The platinum bracelet here would have paid tribute to one of those unattainable beauties of the silver screen. The platinum work glows with the cool brilliance of 250 white diamonds. The gemstones in historic cuts form an elegantly geometric composition in which two elements alternate with each other. An elegant repeat of fine arch shapes and smaller, more compact intermediate links, both with a large diamond in the centre, make up the jewel. What is elegant and cleverly considered is that the design's repeat is endless. The bracelet can therefore turn on the arm at will and still look good and splendid.In earlier eras, bracelets and bangles often had decidedly showy sides, sometimes always turning downwards and thus not making a particularly attractive impression. Here, however, the bracelet is beautiful from all sides. The elegant design, the rich features, the excellent workmanship and the technical finesse make the bracelet an almost ideal representative of the jewellery of its era. Above all, the stunning brilliance and modernity of the piece inspire - today, like the Art Deco era.

In the years shortly before 1890 there was a true revolution in the field of jewellery. The excess of historicism in form and colour appeared to be no longer in keeping with the times throughout Europe. Increasing mechanization, also in jewelry making, had repeated the same forms over and over again until they had finally become interchangeable and arbitrary. The jewellers feared for their existence: jewellery sales were declining rapidly, a new fashion was not in sight! At the beginning of the new decade the crisis was overcome. White jewels were the solution, and they quickly caught on. Instead of many poorly combinable pieces of jewellery, ladies now concentrated on a few, but all the more high-quality objects. They were united by their common colour: white diamonds and pearls shone in settings of silver, later platinum and white gold. The designs are filigree and completely restrained in their formal language. Leaves, tendrils and light geometric shapes suddenly dominated the picture, which until just now had been populated by putti in large numbers. The bracelet presented here is an impressive example of this fashion, which remained current into the early years of Art Deco.

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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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