Classic gold link bracelet with natural pearl & diamonds, Germany circa 1900
Some pieces of jewellery are so timeless that it is only details that reveal their age. This gold link bracelet is just such a piece of jewellery. The links of 14-karat gold are arranged in a classic tank pattern and wrap softly yet heavily around the wrist. A practical snap fastener with a safety hook holds the bracelet in place. At first glance, only the old-cut diamonds next to the large natural pearl reveal that this is an antique piece of jewellery. But the bracelet also gets its special hue and depth primarily from its age: in the years around 1900, gold alloys were usually somewhat reddish, and the bracelet was also forged from reddish gold. In order to achieve the coveted golden-yellow shine, the reddish gold was given an additional fine gold-plating. After many years, this fine gilding has only been preserved in the depths, and so the bracelet appears particularly warm, quite different from the often garish later gold alloys. Its hallmark shows that the piece of jewellery was made in Germany, probably in the workshop of Hertel & Sohn in Hanau. It is very beautifully preserved.
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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.