Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: 52.4 Cts, Deep purple and lighter lavender hues. The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable circumference of 7", with an inside diameter of 2.75". The safety chain that allows it to be opened for a wrist gap of 2.5.It is 0.9" at the widest point, and tapers down to 0.3". The bracelet has a depth of 0.3. Link Type: The original safety chain consists of curb links. Notable Features: This lovely Sterling Silver bracelet was handmade. In China and brought to England by a Grand Tour traveler during the Art Deco Period! This articulated bracelet consists of seven contoured hollow links to fit the natural shape of the wrist for light and easy wear. The bracelet features three gorgeous hand carved Amethyst stones set in the centers of the largest links, creating the face of the bracelet. Each stone is a beautiful deep purple color with lighter lavender sections, and has been carved with a lovely lotus flower design. Held in Sterling Silver bezels surrounded by rope twist designs, the stones sit atop hinged contoured oval links that have been chased with floral patterns. The remaining four links are tapered, gradually leading away from the larger central design to the thinnest portion of the bracelet, where the box clasp sits.
These tapered links are also articulated, and have been chased with lotus and leaf designs. The Sterling Silver on this piece has received a Gold Wash toning, giving accent to the chased details of the flowers. Ornate and detailed, this bracelet is a stunning piece of craftsmanship! This listing is for the item only. Was made in the Art Deco Era.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. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. The Grand Tour was the standard European vacation of the Georgian and Victorian eras. The opportunity it gave for studying culture, architecture and art made it a tradition, especially for the upper classes.
And what better souvenir of this long trip than pieces of native souvenir jewelry such as Italian cameos, mosaic and pietra dura pieces. Pieces often also had historical inspirations from the remnants of Pompeii to the pyramids of Egypt, cultural learning was a focal point of the grand tour, the process of remembrance spilled over into jewelry souvenirs.
Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian Period and lasted until the 1960's. In a lot of ways, Chinese export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today. During these periods, Chinese craftsmen, including jewelers and stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world. The wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler.
They drafted a design which was then sent to China to be crafted and sent back. As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today.Chinese Stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world during the Vintage Era. They would carve western themes as well as the rarer traditional eastern themes into their many pieces. Articulated pieces of jewelry usually include two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint. This allows for the movement of pieces, especially in animal figures. The chasing technique is a very difficult silversmith process when the artist uses a nail like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns within the metal work. This process was very difficult and only the best jewelers were trained in the process. Amethysts are varying shades of translucent purple hues and are considered semi-precious stones.
They have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for many centuries. Amethyst was once considered as valuable as rubies, emeralds, and even sapphires. The significance of the lotus flower stems from Ancient Buddhism, Hinduism, and from the Egyptians.In Buddhism, the lotus symbolizes purity, as it emerged from mud seemingly clean. In Hinduism, it represents the spirituality in enlightenment, particularly the freedom that comes from having no attachment or expectation for praise.
For the Egyptians, the lotus flower symbolized rebirth, in that retracted into the water at night, and then re-emerged every day with a new sunrise. Additionally, there were spells in the Egyptian Book of the Dead to turn the dead into lotus flowers so that they could be resurrected. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS.Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Carved Amethyst Lotus Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, December 31, 2017. 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.