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Wide Diamond Plaque Strap Bracelet

$75,000

Dating from the 1930s, this striking and finely-articulated French Art Deco bracelet features approximately twenty-eight carats of diamonds set in platinum. Composed of three openwork plaques alternating with groups of open rectangular links joined by bars, the bracelet is pavé and channel-set throughout with old European- and baguette-cut diamonds, and beautifully enhanced by millegrain accents. Wear this stunning diamond bracelet with a stack of period bracelets, or on its own as a stunning strap of radiant white light and geometry for the wrist.

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Country: France
Circa: 1935
Size: 7” length, 1.25” width (at widest)
Materials: 3 Old European-cut diamonds (weighing approximately 0.95 carat, 0.85 carat, and 0.80 carat); 411 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 12.50 carats); 24 Baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 2.00 carats); Platinum
Literature: Similar bracelets pictured in Art Deco Jewelry, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1984, pp. 84 and 154

During the 1930s, in response to developments in art and architecture, Art Deco designers created bolder and more pared-down jewels, like this one, that unapologetically dispensed with ornament in favor of form and structure.
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