Tropical abundance

Vintage cluster bracelet with rubies & diamonds in white gold, circa 1970

The gemstones of this bracelet seem to be randomly scattered, but they are carefully arranged and matched. Nine red rubies of about 5.40 carats together and 128 white diamonds with a total weight of about 2.56 carats form leaves and precious fruits. The bracelet was created in the years around 1970, made of high-carat white gold. We see a simple, angular designed band. In its center it then carries the plastically designed cluster of diamonds and rubies, of fruits and leaves. The design is raised far above the arm, quite contrasting with the flat bracelet. The brilliance of the gemstones is bright, the shapes angular and clear, which adds contrast to the soft shimmering surface of the bracelet. Fine ornaments make it appear almost vegetal. The reduced colorfulness and the sophisticated play between abstract forms and closeness to nature are typical for the years around 1970. Similar jewelry pieces can also be found in David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010 on page 414ff. The bracelet comes with a detailed appraisal by the German Gemstone Appraisal Society Idar-Oberstein.

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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.