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Amethyst and Gold Link Bracelet


Composed of polished gold and amethyst, this Retro bracelet is of French manufacture. The articulated bracelet is composed of volumized rectangular infinity links topped with a vertical rope-twist motif and joined by arched bars bezel-set with square-cut amethysts and flanked by rope-twist accents.

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Item #: BA-17734
Country: France
Circa: 1950s
Size: 7" length, 0.875" width 
Materials: 5 Square-cut amethysts (approximate total weight 2.50 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: French assay mark
Literature: Plates 105 and 141 in Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Vivian Becker, London: Thames & Hudson, 1985, display the breadth and finesse of Antoine Bricteux’s work

French jewelers derived many of their design innovations from artistic pursuits at which the French had traditionally excelled, including the twisted rope work that is part of “passementerie,” the trimmings, tassels, embroidery and fringes artfully created for textiles and uniforms.