Few pieces of jewelry have captured my heart quite like this bangle has. As though minted by wood nymphs in an enchanted garden, this feather light, late 19th century Belle Poque bracelet with its scrolling Art Nouveau etching is a perfect example of late 19th to early 20th century transitional jewelry. The cerise red tourmaline crowns the bangle and is flanked by bezel set old European diamonds, which form the centers of marigolds in the fluid etching that covers every milimeter of exterior space. I always envisioned this bracelet flashing on a delicate debutante’s wrist over dinner in a mansion, kept safe as an heirloom in the 1920’s, lost in a precarious poker bet in the 1950’s, then buried in a safe for more than half a century. I am certain she will capture the fancy of her new owner with new excitement every time they discover her in their jewelry box.
Materials and Features:
14ct gold, pink tourmaline, diamond
Weight: 11.49 grams
Dimensions: 7” inner circumference
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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14ct Tourmaline and Diamond Bangle with Scrolling Detail