Vintage: Diamond Plaque Bracelet
This is a delicate vintage diamond bracelet with an openwork plaque and flexible gold links. The diamond plaque is the centerpiece of the bracelet and contains rose cut and Old European cut diamonds. A few of the diamonds have a slight champagne tint.
The bracelet may be one original piece, but it possible that it is a combination of a diamond plaque (circa 1920/30) with a 14 kt gold bracelet from a slightly later date (circa 1940's). The bracelet is comprised of links that are joined together with a hidden spring mechanism that allows for some flexibility. The total length is approximately 6 1/4.
Its delicate look and old-cut diamonds would make it a beautiful addition to your jewelry wardrobe on your wedding day. If you are looking for a soft glow and sparkle, rose cuts and Old European Cuts are lovely in candlelight.
Dimensions & Details
- The bracelet is approximately 6 1/4 inches in length. The bracelet is .6 of an inch at the widest point of the plaque and the links are .1 of an inch in width.
- The links are 14 kt yellow gold with a rhodium plating to give it a bright silver-white color which is a common practice even today.
- The central plaque (which most likely dates to an earlier period) contains approximately one carat of rose cut and Old European cut diamonds and is set in a palladium topped, 18 kt gold.
- Not known
Period & Hallmarks
- Central plaque: Thought to be circa 1920's/30's.
- Link bracelet: Thought to be circa 1940's.
- It is in good vintage condition. There is some wearing to the rhodium plating at the edges of the links of the bracelet with a few traces of the yellow gold showing through.
- The diamonds range in color. The majority are white, but a few have a slight champagne hue. The diamonds have inclusions that are visible via magnification.
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