There is nothing quite as divine as jewellery from the Art Deco period, and here is an Art Deco 1920's diamond bracelet that is simply divine.
Exquisitely hand made entirely in platinum, the use of platinum allowed the jeweller to draw the platinum into a fine wire and create not only the spectacular form you see, but also to retain its strength to support the diamonds. The result - a spectacular bracelet that will no doubt always be admired each and every time that it is worn. The intricate detail highlights not only the beauty of platinum, but also how much time would have been needed to create this wonderful bracelet all those years ago.
Made in Austria in the 1920's, the design is so typical of the designs of the Art Deco era with so much style and sophistication. The bracelet measures 18cm in length and wraps around the wrist to elegantly thanks to the segmented sections and measures 1.2cm wide.
Set with an incredible two hundred and eighteen rose cut diamonds set into the most fabulous and intricate design, these diamonds total 1.09 carats and are then further highlighted by seven European cut diamonds with a total diamond weight of 1.96 carats bringing the total weight of diamonds to 3.05 carats.
There is no denying that this bracelet is just fabulous, and combine this with the beautiful and romantic era when it was made, this is a mesmerising bracelet that will surely become a treasured family heirloom.
Art Deco platinum bracelet
Art Deco platinum bracelet made in Vienna
What is a European cut diamond?
During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus. This was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.
The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury, with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.
Where is the best place to buy antique jewellery in Australia?
At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. For over thirty five years, Kalmar Antiques has been dealing in fine quality antique jewellery, watches and pocket watches.
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