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Silver-Topped Gold, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Circa 1890
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 962,500 USD
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466
Silver-Topped Gold, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Circa 1890
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 962,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Silver-Topped Gold, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Circa 1890
The flexible strap set in the center with a square emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 6.00 carats, flanked by antique cushion-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 27.25 carats, accented by old mine diamonds, length 6¾ inches.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 42860 stating that emerald is of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: faint.

The stones set within this bracelet were originally incorporated in a traditional Indian jewel.  Remounted in the late 19th century, the current bracelet design reflects the ascendancy of the British during that time which resulted in the infusion of English manners, customs and European fashions into India.  It shows a marked Europeanization of design that became the preferred jewelry style of Indian royalty into the 20th century.

The change in taste resulted in lighter mounts with the reverse devoid of any enamelling, open-backed claw settings and faceted gemstones.

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