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French Antique Enamel and Diamond Bracelet

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40-1-10055

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ABOUT THIS BRACELET

Engraved '8 Mai 1862' this beautifully hand-engraved bangle, masterfully handcrafted in rich 18K yellow gold in seven distinct sections, a clever flexibility allowing it to expand and to slide open and closed. The classic bypass design is topped with glittering rose-cut diamonds, collet-set atop a striking cobalt blue enameled ribbon. Mid-19th century (obviously), Vive la France!

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
6 Inches -adjustable to larger
Width:
1/2 Inch
Gram Weight:
26.8 Grams
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

9 Rose Cut Diamonds

Measurements:
2.00-2.30 mm
Color:
I-J-K
Clarity:
SI-I

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

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As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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