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Wonderful "Tango" bracelet by Pomellato with sapphires & diamonds, made 1981

When Pino Rabolini founded the Pomellato brand in Milan in 1969, he wanted nothing less than to revolutionize the market for high-quality jewels: Jewelry was no longer to be custom-made only as a one-off piece, as it had been before, but, like prêt-à-porter fashion, to be easily and immediately available. Because while this had long been common practice for less expensive jewelry, more expensive pieces at the time were still custom-made in consultation with the customer. Rabolini's initiative radically changed the understanding of high-end jewelry. All of a sudden, even large pieces of jewellery set with precious gems could be changed like fashion accessories to suit the occasion and mood, their designs went more with fashion than before and, because they were made in editions, were at the same time available to a wider public than before. This bracelet from Pomellato's "Tango" collection, which still exists today, exemplifies this. The heavy, solid bracelet made of high-carat yellow gold and white gold is set with fine brilliant-cut diamonds and precious cabochon-cut sapphires. 28 dark-blue sapphires set alongside 42 flawless brilliant-cut diamonds in fine white occupy the show side of the bracelet, which is impressive even at almost 100 grams in weight. The brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing a total of around 1.16 ct, are set on the tops of white gold links, while the sapphires, weighing a total of 22.0 carats, gleam in yellow gold. The bracelet is constructed so that I alternate each group of two yellow gold links with a white gold link. The clasp of the bracelet is also ingenious - because it takes the form of a hinged link! According to the previous owner, the bracelet was purchased in December 1981 from Margy Schürholz on Düsseldorf's Königsallee for DM 27,550. The vintage bracelet combines high quality materials with equally high quality workmanship. It is in first-class condition and a special piece of design and jewelry history.

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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.

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