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Platinum Art Deco style bracelet as it should be... loaded with diamonds

Platinum Art Deco bracelet as it should be... loaded with diamonds.

There are Platinum Art Deco Bracelets and there are Platinum Art Deco Bracelets but this Platinum Art Deco Bracelet is a real stunner. Loaded with no less then almost 22 carats of diamonds makes this cutie a real eye-catcher. The closure is skillfully hidden in the bracelet itself so once closed you wear one completely diamond covered cuff. Just one of the little pleasures in life :-)

Although most people would call this style Art Deco it is more considered to be a product of the fifties of the Twentieth Century. Strongly influenced by Art Deco but also by the Retro style (with some imagination one can recognize a so called tank-bracelet in it). That to most people this is Art Deco is no coincidence as both Retro style and Fifties style are the style successors of Art Deco.


Antique jewelry object group: bracelet

Country of origin: the Netherlands

Style: Art Deco and/or Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period.

Period: ca. 1955
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Material: platinum
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Extra information: Art Deco - The Art Deco style is a very famous and popular art movement that had a lot influence in the world of jewelry. Art Deco was introduced in the 1920s as protest against the Art Nouveau style. Art Deco ended in the 1930s. The style emphasized a very abstract design with geometric patterns and as most favorite colors: black (onyx), blue (sapphire), green (emerald), white (diamond) and red (coral). The baguette and emerald-cuts, which had been developed in the nineteenth century, where very popular in the 1920s because they blended so much with the geometrical lines of the Art Deco style.

Most of the Art Deco jewelry has a very luxury design. This is because of the large amount of money that was made in the war of 1914. All this money gave the opportunity to buy the best fashionable materials like: diamonds, platinum, red gold and yellow gold for the design of the jewels. Of course there are a lot of beautiful but less priced jewels in the Art Deco movement. Years later in the 1960s and 1970s Art Deco came back as a very popular decorative art. Even nowadays you can see that Art Deco style has great influence on our designing in all kind of branches.

History of Art Deco: After the Universal Exposition of 1900, various French artists formed a formal collective known as, La Société des artistes décorateurs (the society of the decorator artists). Founders included Hector Guimard, Eugène Grasset, Raoul Lachenal, Paul Follot, Maurice Dufrene, and Emile Decour. These artists heavily influenced the principles of Art Deco as a whole. This society's purpose wasto demonstrate French decorative art's leading position and evolution internationally. They organized the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Art), which would feature French art and business interests. Russian artist Vadim Meller was awarded a gold medal for his scenic design there.

The initial movement was called Style Moderne. The term Art Deco was derived from the Exposition of 1925, though it was not until the late 1960s that this term was coined by art historian Bevis Hillier, and popularized by his 1968 book Art Deco of the 20s and 30s. In the summer of 1969, Hillier conceived organizing an exhibition called Art Deco at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which took place from July to September 1971. After this event, interest in Art Deco peaked with the publication of Hillier's 1971 book The World of Art Deco, a record of the exhibition.

Diamonds: 18 old mine brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 4.62 crt., 157 old mine cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 11.47 crt, 64 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 1.86 crt. and 48 baguette cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approximately 3.72 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Total diamond weight: approx. 21.67 crt.

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: Dutch hallmark for platinum (as it was used since 1953).
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Condition: excellent condition
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Dimensions: length 17.70 cm (6.97 inch), width 2.20 cm (0.87 inch)

Weight: 70.30 gram (45.20 dwt)

Reference Nº: 10280-0001

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