Come with me to Italy for a bit

Bangle with italian corals and seed pearls in silver, Italy around 1900

This bracelet takes us back to a summer almost 100 years ago. Above the Bay of Naples, the sun is already low on the horizon. A light breeze blows from the sea, the lemons are in bloom, and in the shade of the stretched sailcloth, the weary travelers from the north gaze far out over the smooth water. How far away is the rain-soaked homeland with its obligations, work and toil. How beautiful and carefree life is here! The great journey to the south, to Italy with its art treasures from antiquity to modern times was the quintessence of bourgeois and aristocratic education in the 18th and 19th centuries. At the turn of the 20th century, ever larger circles of society could afford to travel to the beautiful south. And of course, souvenirs of this stay had to be brought home. From Naples these were above all corals and cameos carved in shell or layered agate, for the production of which this region had always been famous. A wonderful bangle of coral is here before us. The large salmon corals, cut into flat buttons, are set all around the bangle, which is made of silver; on the front side a large flower is formed from the corals. Small pearls add bright accents. On the side, the bangle can be unfolded by pressing on one of the corals: Thus the mechanism is cleverly hidden. A safety chain prevents the bangle, which is in very good condition, from accidentally slipping off.

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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.