Beauty of the 60s
Fabulous cluster bracelet with sapphires & diamonds in white gold, circa 1965
This exquisite white gold bracelet with its stunning gemstone set exudes the optimistic spirit of the 1960s. At the midpoint of the decade, particularly expressive arrangements with jaggedly expressive lines were popular in the field of jewellery design, which also characterise this design. Diamonds were as popular as ever, but they were increasingly combined with coloured stones such as rubies or, in this case, deep blue sapphires. The bracelet presents an elegant cluster of gemstones. The stones seem almost randomly scattered, yet they are carefully arranged and coordinated. Ten blue sapphires weighing a total of around six carats and sixteen white diamonds with a total weight of just over two carats enhance their effect with their contrasting play of colours. The sapphires are designed in an elongated teardrop cut, the diamonds partly in a marquise cut, partly in a brilliant cut. In this way, they provide the radiant appearance that many pieces of jewelry of this period display. The gemstones are held in place by the typical lobes of the time, the ends of which are rounded like spheres and add further sparkling highlights to the arm jewellery. The interplay of high-quality gemstones and cool white gold creates a piece of jewellery that exemplifies the formal language of the swinging sixities. The bracelet came to us as part of a set from Stuttgart and comes with a detailed appraisal from the German Society for Gemstone Appraisal Idar-Oberstein. Also take a look at the matching stud earrings and necklace. Similar jewellery can also be found in David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010 on page 414.
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