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Vintage charm bracelet with column pendant, Germany, mid 20th c.

The ruins of ancient Greek and Roman architecture still fascinate travellers from all over the world, and it is not unusual for them to commemorate their visit with a decorative souvenir. This tradition goes back longer than one might think: as early as the 18th century, travellers on the Grand Tour bought pieces of jewellery to commemorate their visits to the ancient temples and triumphal arches. The present piece of jewellery was also intended to commemorate a beautiful experience, but the bracelet and charm were created much later, in the 20th century. The pendants of a charm bracelet, also called "charms", are usually chosen by the wearer himself or herself or as a gift to commemorate a particular event. The present charm is made of high karat gold and features the shape of an Ionic column, distinguished by its fluting and volute capital. Numerous ancient buildings were built in the Ionic column order, such as the Temple of Apollo at Didyma. We wonder if the first owner of the bracelet wanted to commemorate a visit to ancient ruins? The charm is attached to a solid gold link bracelet made by the traditional Pforzheim manufacturer Andreas Daub. This means that the bracelet can be worn straight away - or becomes the starting point for a collection of high-quality charms, because the first one is fastened right next to the clasp so that a number of others can follow.

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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.

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