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Attractive ruby and diamond bracelet, Bulgari, circa 1930
Of open work geometric design, the articulated band set with cabochon rubies, brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, length approximately 165mm, signed Bulgari.
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Accompanied by SSEF report no. 91478, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, with none to a moderate amount of oil in fissures.

Literature

Cf.: Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Bulgari, New York, 1996, pg. 58 for an illustration of this bracelet. 

Catalogue Note

"In 1925, the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris promoted innovative jewels in the style thereafter known as Art Déco, from the abbreviation of the name of the exhibition. These "modern" jewels were based on linear designs, stylised naturalistic decorative elements and gemstones of contrasting colours...

Bulgari kept abreast of the development of jewellery design. Towards the end of the 1920s jewels tended to become heavier and more massive, a feature which one can readily recognise in Bulgari's designs of the time, often set with coloured cabochon stones", as in the example offered here. 

Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Bulgari, New York, 1996, pgs. 52-58.

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