Golden Riviera

Wide vintage bracelet made of high karat gold, Italy around 1960

Since time immemorial, the unmistakable brilliance of gold has captivated people. The precious metal in the color of the sun has been a coveted symbol of power and wealth in all cultures and throughout the centuries. This vintage bracelet shimmers in the seductively rich colour of high-carat gold. Created in the 1960s, this piece of jewellery is a perfect example of the beauty of a material that will certainly never go out of fashion. In the years after the Second World War, when the economic miracle brought new prosperity to many Germans and made travel to Italy possible again, bracelets made of Italian gold like this one were a particularly popular status symbol and have remained so to this day. Bracelets like this one were often precious souvenirs from a trip to the Mediterranean, as the north of Italy in particular is still an important centre of jewellery production today. Our bracelet also impresses with its unusual workmanship. Three chains in a large tank pattern with strong links form a decorative pattern. Shimmering gold beads accentuate the points of contact between the links and set shimmering highlights. The 18-karat gold band wraps itself around the wrist in a precious and heavy manner; according to the stamping, it is the work of the Filippini brothers, who were based in the Viale del Lavoro in Verona, but the case reveals that it was purchased in Alassio, Liguria, a popular seaside resort on the Riviera that has been a popular destination for German holidaymakers since the 19th century. A luxurious piece of jewellery of wonderful quality.

Italy is an old jewellery nation. Especially in the north of the country, in the provinces of Alessandria, Vicenza, but also Arrezzo, many medium-sized companies are located, which have expertise that has grown over the centuries and are still famous today for high-quality jewelry. The "Vicenza Oro" trade fair, at which Italian products are presented to the international trade public, is also known far beyond the borders of Italy.

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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.