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Rubel Frères (Attributed) Emerald and Diamond Step Bracelet


This stunning Art Moderne bracelet of step-shaped plaques, set with emeralds and diamonds, is an artistic gray gold and platinum jewel attributed to the great Parisian house, Rubel Frères. The sleek and flexible design perfectly expresses the period’s fascination with streamlining and aerodynamics, while acknowledging a persistent fascination with cubist abstractions. Intensely modern in spirit, this artistic, sculpted bracelet remains a compelling statement of the jewelry avant-garde.


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Item #: BA-16690
Artist: Attributed to Rubel Frères, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1930s
Size: 7.125” length, 0.50” width
Materials: 64 Square-cut emeralds (approximate total weight 8.30 carats); 32 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.95 carat); 18K Gray gold; Platinum
Signed: French control marks gold and platinum, and possible maker’s mark for Rubel Frères (partial maker's mark "R Fres" with oak leaf and empty cup)

The creative Rubel brothers, who founded their own master jewelry atelier, were highly sought after by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Ostertag, and other luxury Parisian houses for their services. They were ultimately responsible for creating many beautiful and iconic jewels of the period.