This Art Deco bracelet, marked Diamonbar and made by the Wachenheimer company (who made fine jewelry between 1905 - 1934), is a classical example of buckle motif jewelry that was popular during the 1920s. Inset paste stones sparkle brightly in the sterling silver setting, even on the dimensional buckle, disguising the clasp for a seamless glittery look.Each link is narrow and pivots independently, allowing the bracelet to wrap smoothly at the wrist for a slinky, tactile feel on your skin. This particular piece is unique for its shimmering rows of sapphire blue and contrasting white stones that alternate sides for a subtle but dynamic effect. This piece is fresh looking, it must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, and the soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
Setting is bright with little surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots. Links all move and pivot smoothly and lay flush as they should. Stones are all in place and look original and the faceting is crisp and refractive. A few tiny chips to the glass is noticeable only on close inspection.
Stones are all bright and sparkly without any darkening or discoloration. No irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. Sparkle has been a key element of jewelry design and the way gemstones are cut for centuries - as well as an indication of quality.
For example, the bezel-set brilliant cut was developed to enhance the light-reflecting qualities of gemstones, like diamonds in the light. In addition during the Georgian era, the rose cut diamond became popular as the cut sparkled beautifully in candlelight.
Facets, special raised prong and open back settings, and movement all serve to promote play with light and make for stunning pieces. There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as classics. However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces. _gsrx_vers_1251 GS 8.2.1 (1251). The item "Vtg Art Deco Sterling Silver Sapphire Blue Glass Paste Buckle Diamonbar Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, January 2, 2021.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.