high society

Elegant gold bracelet with sapphires, rubies, emeralds & diamonds, France circa 1890

In the last decades of the 19th century, gold bracelets were particularly popular, as contemporary photographs reveal. No society lady who could afford it left the house without these pieces of jewellery in those years, and sometimes as many as four of them were worn on each wrist! This solid gold bracelet from France also dates from that era. The piece of jewellery is forged from 18-carat yellow gold and its surfaces are additionally finely gold-plated to bring out an even finer lustre. The bracelet features a classic round armour pattern, a jewellery design that has never gone out of fashion since. Each of the links, however, showcases a sparkling natural gemstone in a bezel setting at its center. It is the "high society" of gemstones, the most precious representatives from the multitude of gemstones, which gives this bracelet a wonderful play of colours. With the natural rubies, emeralds and magnificent blue sapphires used here, the three most precious coloured stones are gathered together and combined with fine diamonds in alternating settings. The coloured stones are designed in the rare bufftop cut, their tops shaped as cabochons, while the undersides feature fine facets that refract the incident light. The bracelet is a perfectly crafted goldsmith's work that found its way to us from Paris. Its bold colours make it sporty yet elegant - it combines well and is a luxurious sight whether worn alone or together with other bands or hoops, just as it was at the time of its creation. A well-crafted, precious piece of jewellery from 1890s Paris.

Some jewellery designs are so timeless that they have been produced almost unchanged for many generations. These include in a special way, of course, the classic chain designs, which are worn in different sizes as necklaces and bracelets. Whether armoured, Venetian or anchor chains, their basic shapes have always been known - only the way they are worked has changed over the years.

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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.