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Art Nouveau Diamond and Sapphire Gold Braceletantique bracelet, Fiery Old European Diamondsantique bracelet, Old Blue Sapphiresantique bracelet, 14Kantique bracelet, Elegant Foliate Designantique bracelet, 27.4 grams

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Elegant and substantial, this lovely old cut diamond and sapphire bracelet dates to the Art Nouveau period or perhaps a bit later, and features original hallmarks that I believe are from Poland....*** Originally $1598.00!! ***Crafted of solid 14K yellow gold, the bracelet features 6 bright and fiery old European cut diamonds and 6 old cut vivid blue sapphires set within the center of lovely foliate style links. The total estimated gem weight in the piece is approximately 1.14 ctw (perhaps slightly more given the old cuts of the stones; please note that dark areas are reflections).Measuring approximately 2.8 to 3 mm in diameter, the old European cut diamonds are estimated to weigh approximately .54 carats total, or so. (perhaps closer to .60 carats given their very chunky old cuts with open culets.) Bright, white and fiery, each diamond is bead-set into it's own square shaped setting, topped with white metal to accent the diamonds. (I haven't tested the white metal, so as not to disturb the finish) I would judge the diamonds to be in the H-I-J range of near-colorless and they are all eye-clean, with very nice clarity even under magnification. They match well and are all original to the bracelet, as well as being in wonderful condition.Each round faceted blue sapphire is approximately 3.8 to 4 mm in diameter, set in bezels with milgrain edging. I would estimate their total carat weight at approximately .60 ctw, or perhaps a little more, as they also have older cuts with higher crowns and small tables. Their color is a vivid, rich blue with good clarity. They are in good condition, again all original and with just a little wear seen only under magnification.Very nicely made and with a real heft to it, the bracelet links have a pretty double leaf design, with a hidden clasp. To unclasp the bracelet, one presses down on a small button to remove the tongue, after unhooking the small safety that is set unobtrusively to one side.Approximately 11.2 mm at its widest, (or approximately 7/16 of an inch - a little under half an inch) the bracelet measures approximately 8 inches in length. The total weight of the bracelet is a very nice 27.40 grams.Several links and the tongue of the clasp have hallmarks and what looks to be a maker's mark. From the research I have done, they are definitely European and look to be Polish marks indicating 14K gold. (I've also tested the gold to confirm the fineness) Overall, this piece is in very good vintage to antique condition, with light wear and one possible old repair to one diamond's setting, that is very hard to spot.Charming design and lovely old stones make this a special piece...Please write with any questions and Thanks for looking!** To see other beautiful pieces in my ever changing collection of vintage and antique jewelry, please visit my shop where I list new pieces every day or two:https://www./shop/Franziska?ref=hdr_shop_menu, antique bracelet

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