Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet
We have similar Mughal and Emerald items. Which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin : India. Gram Weight : 78.8 Grams. Main Stone : Colombian Emerald. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 5.35 mm long, 7.2 mm wide, 5.05 mm diameters, Semi-translucent Muzo Mine hue. Accent Stone Measurements/Color : 2.4 mm diameter, Sparkly translucent hue. Stone Treatment : Paste is a manufactured stone. The emeralds appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Oval Faceted, Old European Cut. Inner Circumference, excluding the cuff gap: 5.8. Cuff Gap adds an additional: 1.2. Bracelet width: 1.1″ to 1.35″. The wrist gap measures 2.5 across. Bracelet Type : Cuff Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type : This bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap. Link Type : Rounded and Polished Bakelite/Lucite. Notable Features : This bracelet was handmade during the Art Deco era. The bracelet features beautiful Colombian emerald and paste stones and was made in the style of Mughal wedding jewelry. Popular among British soldiers stationed in India, Mughal jewelry usually features multiple different precious stones arranged into beautiful and intricate patterns. The luxurious appearance of these pieces made them very fashionable for use as wedding bracelets in Europe and North America. There are three Colombian emeralds in this bracelet, each of which displays the Muzo Mine green hue this variety of emerald is so prized for. The stones are also semi-translucent, allowing light to filter through their bodies and illuminate their lovely color while reflecting off their facets with eye-catching sparkle and shimmer. The stones rest in sterling silver bezel settings, the cool tone of the metal a perfect complement to the green Colombian emeralds. Each Colombian emerald sits at the center of a floral motif serving as the center of the flower while round paste stones in teardrop-shaped sterling silver bezels form the petals. The flowers also have sterling silver stems which are inlaid into the band of the bracelet. The band appears to be made of either Bakelite or Lucite; however, we were unable to properly test for either material without damaging the bracelet. The synthetic material displays colors used for both Bakelite and Lucite, and was made to mimic the appearance of angelskin coral, making this bracelet a truly unique and rare find. A cuff gap allows for comfortable and secure wear of this beautiful bracelet. A classic example of Mughal jewelry from the Art Deco era, this bracelet would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection, as well as a wonderful gift for a bride in search of something old. Don’t miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history. Damage : Age appropriate wear. There is minor dirt build up on the inside of the bracelet; however, this can easily be cleaned off using warm water and a gentle soap. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the “Gatsby” or “Roaring Twenties” era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Mughal jewelry emerged in India during the Mughal dynasty, beginning in the 16th century. Jewelry was an important symbol indicating a persons status in society. The elite wore highly ornate and massively jeweled pieces. As the Mughal empire conquered the majority of India, the Mughal style spread to many other regions, being incorporated into many Indian cultures. Pieces usually display intricate designs, massive amounts of gemstones, and elaborate enameling. Wedding bracelets have a long history stretching back centuries and were especially popular in 19th century Europe as Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance for influence in their art and jewelry. Historically, a groom would give his bride a beautifully engraved bracelet on their wedding day, but occasionally they would also be gifted in setsone given upon engagement, and the other on the day of the wedding. Alternately these sets would come as two different sized bracelets, a larger one for the groom and the smaller for the bride. During the Victorian and Art Nouveau eras, these bracelets were also referred to as handcuff bracelets and were a symbol of matrimonial commitment, usually used in place of an engagement or wedding ring. Bakelite is the first plastic made from synthetic components, and was developed by chemist Leo Baekeland in 1907. It was used to make a diverse range of products in a variety of jewel quality colors, and the retro appeal has made Bakelite jewelry quite valuable as a collectible item. Angelskin coral varies in color with white, pink, and orange hues and is a type of precious coral. Angel skin coral is harvested from the South China and East China seas, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. During the Art Deco period, only the richest of the rich could afford to have this form of coral harvested and imported to Europe and North America to be made into jewelry. The emerald is one of the four precious gemstones, along with diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. Emeralds are gorgeous green stones that have been valued by many cultures since ancient times and have long been associated with royalty and religious status. There are recordings from 5500 years ago praising the Egyptian emerald mines; emeralds were purportedly the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra. The emerald was highly prized by the Aztec and Inca for ritual purposes, and the mines in Colombia were plundered by Cortez and his Spanish explorers when they came to the New World in the 16th Century. Emeralds are usually highly included, which means they are not very resistant to breakage. Emeralds are graded on color, clarity, cut, and carat weight with color being by far the most important criteria followed closely by clarity. Colombian Emeralds have been mined for thousands of years. They are considered of the highest quality stones in the world, particularly the stones from the Muzo Mine. It is said that Colombian Emeralds are the purest in the world because they are the only emerald deposits on Earth to be found in sedimentary rock instead of igneous. This type of emerald features a translucent classic green hue with a beautiful, natural internal matrix. French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Material #2: Bakelite
  • Accent Stone: Paste
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: India
  • Style: Cuff
  • Material: Lucite
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Main Stone: Emerald
  • Metal: Sterling Silver

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Mughal Bakelite Lucite Emerald Bracelet