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Platinum estate Art Deco diamond tennis bracelet from the fifties

The line of 35 semi-modern brilliant cut diamonds of this platinum estate rivière bracelet in Art Deco style has been waiting since the 1950's to serve as your red carpet leading up to one of your lifetime highlights. Next to the infinite lustre, there's certainly no shortage of detail when looking at the frilling engravings on the rim of this jewellery piece. After all, tennis bracelets such as this one have become a symbol of achievement; so why not profess the success of your love with this stunning jewel?

Antique jewelry object group: tennis bracelet

Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Belgium

Style: Art Deco - Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first saw wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style moderne in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.
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Style specifics: This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twenthieth century. As platinum was used a lot and the with the Art Deco period only 30 years preceding and still used as source of inspiration, it is (even for the trained eye) sometimes very hard to note the difference between Art Deco and fifties.

Period: ca. 1950
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Source of inspiration: Although made in the fifties, the jeweller making this bracelet was clearly inspired by the Art Deco style

Material: platinum
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Extra information: Tennis bracelet - The in-line thin diamond bracelet that features a symmetrical pattern of diamonds is called a tennis bracelet. Tennis bracelets exist much longer then the term used for them. According to Diamond Bug, in 1987 Chris Evert, the former World No. 1 woman tennis player and the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, was playing in the U.S. Open. She was wearing an elegant, light in-line diamond bracelet, made by jeweler-to-the-stars George Bedewi, which accidentally broke and the match was interrupted to allow Chris to recover her precious diamonds. The "tennis bracelet" incident sparked a new name for the item and sparked a huge jewelry trend. Tennis bracelets continued to be worn by various tennis stars like Serena Williams and Gabriela Sabatini, and Diana Kerrison. Before this, they were just called rivière- or inline bracelets.

Diamonds: 35 semi-modern brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 5.60 crt. Their cut is semi-modern as the stones are polished around 1950 which means that although to today's standards they are considered to be modern brilliant cuts, their cullet (the point at the bottom) are still polished flat.
Average color and clarity: G/I, vs/si
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. 5.60 crt.

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: "pt950" Which is the Belgian control mark for platinum
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Dimensions: length 18.30 cm (7.20 inch)

Weight: 32.30 gram (20.77 dwt)

Reference Nº: 12074-0001

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Platinum estate Art Deco diamond tennis bracelet from the fifties
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