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High quality bracelet with diamonds & citrine, Art Deco around 1930 and later

Jewellery, like other ornamental accessories, is always subject to fashion. What is highly fashionable today appears old-fashioned only a short time later. A dilemma, however, when the object that has become unfashionable is a precious item that was expensive to purchase. What to do? Often jewels do not meet with a favourable fate when fashions change and the expensive gemstones are set differently, while the original goldsmith's work is melted down. But sometimes the reshaping is more subtle, as with this bracelet. A sunny yellow citrine in a stretched scissor cut forms the centerpiece of this piece of jewelry. 180 diamonds weighing a combined total of approximately 3.72 carats cover the links, which are crafted entirely of platinum and are hinged together to hold the magnificent centerpiece. At first glance, one thinks: a wonderful bracelet from around 1930, an exemplary Art Deco jewel! But when you look closely, you realize that the diamond-studded bracelet with its beautiful gemstones began its life as a wristwatch. In later times, presumably when its wearer could no longer read the all-too-small dial or when large watches became fashionable and replaced the small ones, the new centre stone was cut to fit and now blends perfectly into the jewelled piece. With its cool, elegant, geometric design language and its wonderful details of finely worked volumes, its surface with delicate mille grips and the lavish luxury of its many diamonds, the jewel is a contemporary witness from the heyday of Art Deco and, with its interesting history of remodelling, is a reminder of the rapid course of changing fashions. Due to its length of around 16 centimetres, it is more suitable for a slender wrist. We have had a detailed appraisal done that details all the materials and their qualities. This wonderful piece of jewellery found its way to us in London.

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You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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.