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Vintage gold bracelet in double armour pattern, Italy circa 1960

Some jewellery designs are so timeless that they have been produced almost unchanged for many generations. These include in a special way the classic chain designs, which are worn in different sizes as necklaces and bracelets. Whether armoured, Venetian or anchor chains, their basic shapes have always been known - only the way they are worked has changed over the years. This bracelet in the classic double armour pattern is a fine example of such a jewellery design that has never gone out of fashion. The wide band caresses the wrist with its flexible links and has a rich play of shadows and varied refractions of light. What's more, the warmly luminous 14-karat yellow gold can be combined with many outfits and is pleasing in both summer and winter. According to the fineness stamp on the underside of the clasp, this beautiful piece was made in Italy, where magnificent gold jewellery was particularly popular. We date this well-preserved piece of jewellery to the years around 1960.

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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.