Wonderful "Tango" bracelet by Pomellato with sapphires & diamonds, made 1981
When Pino Rabolini founded the brand Pomellato in Milano 1969, he wanted no less than to revolutionise the fine jewellery market: high quality pieces should no longer be only made on request, as one-of-a-kind pieces, but should be as available as prêt-à-porter fashion. While this was already the case in the market for inexpensive jewellery, the manufacturing of more expensive pieces still relied heavily on a customer’s order. Through Rabolini’s initiative, the market changed rapidly. All of a sudden, even large, generously gemstone-set pieces were as available as fashion accessories, and could be quickly purchased according to occasion and one’s mood. Jewellery grew closer to the ever-changing seasons of fashion than ever before, since the pieces were now practically made in editions. The bracelet at hand is a fine example of Pomellato’s fashion sense in the years around 1980. A true statement piece, it reflects the time’s taste for heavy gold jewellery and colourful gemstones – the "power dressing" of jewellery. It is part of the brand’s "Tango" collection which exists until today, having been updated and slightly altered to accommodate changing tastes throughout the years. The massive bracelet is made of 18 karat white and yellow gold, lavishly set with brillant- cut diamonds and cabochon-cut sapphires. While the 28 sapphires of dark blue colour, overall weighing in at 22,0 cts, are set in warm-toned yellow gold, the internally flawless diamonds of around 1,16 cts are allowed to unfold their brilliance and fine white colour in gleaming white gold. The clasp, too, shows the brand’s desire for highest refinement: the bracelet opens and closes by way of a secretly hinged link, so that it can be worn comfortably with no worries as to which way it turns. According to its first owner, the bracelet was purchased in 1981 at Margy Schuerholz on Königsallee in Düsseldorf for 27.550 D-Mark. Düsseldorf was then, as it is now, one of the German jet set's most coveted cities, and Königsallee the place to shop luxuriously. The bracelet is in very good condition and beautifully illustrates why Pomellato holds such a special place in design and jewellery history.
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