We have similar Yemeni and Carnelian items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P. Markings: "Made in Israel" on the inside of the band, Tested, Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 54.4 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: There are two sizes of stones--one measures 11.65 mm long by 17.4 mm wide, while the others are 6.55 mm in diameter; semi-translucent orange hue.Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and polished cabochon. Wearable length and inner circumference not including the cuff gap: 5.95. Cuff gap adds an additional: 0.90. Total wearable length and inner circumference: 6.85.
Bracelet width: 0.45" to 0.65". The band measures from 0.40" to 1.0" in depth. Closure/Clasp Type: The bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap. Link Type: Rounded and polished sterling silver. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in Israel in the Yemeni and Bedouin styles.The bracelet is made out of. 925 sterling silver, which was crafted into a heavy cuff bracelet using repousse metalworking techniques. The band of the bracelet is hollow and features raised geometric designs in the style of Yemeni and Bedouin jewelry. Also adorning the outside of the bracelet are orange carnelian stones, which contrast nicely against the cool hue of the silver.
This huge, heavy bracelet was most likely made in Israel for a local Yemeni population. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period.This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Antique Turkish, Islamic, and Bedouin jewelry all share similar ancestral and stylistic roots and influenced each other through trade for many, many years.
This can largely be attributed to the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, which valued art and craftsmanship and fostered the continuation of Arabic arts and calligraphy. The reign of the Ottomans in the 16th and 17th centuries introduced Turkish designs to Islamic motifs and the nomadic Bedouin culture, melding a range of styles into beautiful arabesques; repeating rhythmic patterns, which often feature geometric floral and organic designs. Carnelian is a beautiful form of chalcedony gemstone that has been used to create jewelry for nearly 5000 years. It is an opaque-looking stone that ranges in red hues from pale orange to an intense, almost black blood red.Called the stone of kings, carnelian was well suited to carving, and would often be used in seal rings by the great ancient civilizations. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast.
Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure.The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Yemeni Carnelian HUGE Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.