We have similar Byzantine Bali and Mid Century items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Megan E. Age Circa : Vintage Mid Century style. Markings: "Tres jolie 925" on the clasp, tested, and guaranteed.Gram Weight : 50.0 grams. Main Stone : Aurora Borealis Glass. Diameter: varies from 7.3 mm to 13.7 mm. Color: Semi-translucent, with iridescent purple, blue, and clear hues. Aurora Borealis Glass is a man-made stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Chain width: varies from 2.2 mm to 15.4 mm. Closure/Clasp Type : Bar & ring toggle clasp.
Link Type : Hollowed silver beads, Glass beads. Made in the vintage Mid Century style.
Follows Byzantine Bali style jewelry with rope twists, granulated mini beads, and curling accents. Varying sizes of Aurora Borealis beads fill the space between the sterling silver pieces and add an iridescent appearance to the bracelet. Each bead is faceted and either in the shape of a sphere, a cube, or a pear shape. 925 sterling silver and lays HEAVY on the wrist. A bar and ring toggle clasp completes the bracelet for comfortable and secure wear.This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The varied jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. Byzantine Bali jewelry was crafted with a classic twisted or braided style that invokes a sense of the ancient times of the Byzantine Empire, where men and women wore jewelry as a symbol of status and power. Interwoven links, rope twist details, and looping applied wires, and granulated beads are the hallmarks of this bold style of jewelry.
Aurora Borealis (AB) crystal and glass rhinestones and beads were a favorite of vintage jewelry makers. The Swarovski Company developed the technique of coating their crystal in the 1950s to give it a radiant iridescent or rainbow look; mimicking the Aurora Borealis seen in the Northern Lights. This technique was adopted by jewelers across the world during the 1950s and 1960s and used heavily in the beautiful costume jewelry of these eras. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century Style Sterling Silver Byzantine Bali Bracelet" is in sale since Tuesday, May 19, 2020. 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.