Stone Treatment: Paste is a manufactured stone. Mabe Pearls are a cultured stone. The Tourmaline appears 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: Round Cabochon Tourmaline, Round Faceted Paste Stones, Polished Pearls. Inner Circumference, not including cuff gap: 5.25. Cuff Gap adds an additional: 1.09. Total wearable length and inner circumference: 6.34. Cross measurements: 1.30" L by 1.30" W. Bracelet cuff width: 1.95. The large wrist gap measures 2.05 from end to end. Closure/Clasp Type: This bracelet lacks a clasp and is meant to be worn over the wrist through the wrist gap. Link Type: Rounded and Polished Sterling Silver. This Danish style cuff features an open flat basket weave design throughout - the metal is textured for a life-like feel.
The concave design graduates in size from the end of the cuffs to the center, where it is the widest. An applied, decorative cross embellishment in the center of the bracelet completes the design. The cross displays a four leaf clover or Maltese shape and showcases sparkly Paste stones, lustrous mabe pearls, and a gorgeous pink Tourmaline stone, along with granulated bead accents in a square formation around the center of the cross.A light gold wash over the sterling silver creates the beautiful gold hue. The gold wash is fading slightly in areas and there is some green oxidation forming under the cross.
These defects are hardly noticeable when worn. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.
Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and caliber cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s.This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials. Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone that comes in a wide array of colors and has been fundamental in jewelry for centuries. The Empress Dowager Cixi, the last Empress of China, loved pink tourmaline and bought large quantities of the stone from the Himalaya Mine, located in California, which, along with Maine, was one of the worlds largest tourmaline mines in the world.
French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light.
These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. Mabé pearls are cultured blister pearls that form on the shell of an oyster rather than inside the soft tissues. These beautiful pearls are highly desired and feature gorgeous hues! The item "Antique Vintage Deco Retro Sterling Silver HUGE Tourmaline Weave Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 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.