Calibré-cut Gem and Diamond Retro Charm Bracelet
This Retro 14K gold bracelet set with calibré-cut gems and diamond charms dates from the 1940s. The broad strap composed of flexible brickwork links is set with seven diamond and platinum charms highlighted by calibré-cut and cabochon rubies, sapphires, emeralds, star sapphire, and jade, depicting a songbird, swan, clown, ballerina, cottage, water carrier, and dartboard, bordered by diamonds and diamond swags, and completed by an arched, stylized buckle clasp. A rare, flexible version of this style, set on small brickwork links instead of a rigid bangle, this colorful and lively bracelet with its parade of amusing charms offers delight and fascination.
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Item #: BA-20648
Country: United States
Size: 6.50” length x 1.25” width
Materials: 234 old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.00 carats); Calibré-cut emeralds, rubies and sapphires; 1 cabochon star sapphire; 1 cabochon jadeite jade; 1 cabochon moonstone; 14K gold; Platinum
Literature: Similar bracelets of this era and style are pictured in American Jewelry: Glamor and Tradition, by Penny Proddow, p.126, and Understanding Jewellery, by David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti, plate 740, p. 395.