Emerald and Diamond Bracelet
Of geometric design, centering an emerald-cut diamond weighing 4.79 carats, set with numerous old European-cut, half-moon-shaped and baguette diamonds, decorated with calibré-cut emeralds, length 7½ inches, signed Gattle; circa 1935.
In very good condition, with minor wear to the mounting, commensurate with age. The central, slightly raised section of the bracelet later added by a skilled jeweler. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 60.00 carats are approximately F-H color, VVS-VS clarity. The emeralds are medium green color, slightly to moderately included, well-matched for color. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2191816449 dated November 5, 2018 stating that the diamond weighing 4.79 carats is I color, VVS2 clarity.
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For almost fifty years, E. M. Gattle & Co. created beautiful diamond jewelry that rivaled the best American houses in the first decades of the 20th century including Tiffany & Co., Marcus & Co., Theodore B. Starr, Dreicer & Co. and Raymond C. Yard. Very little is known about the history of the firm, but the jewels that occasionally appear on the market attest to their high level of design and insistence on the finest gemstones. In a catalogue the firm published in 1914, entitled The Gattle Book, they proudly stated "we import our own gems, design our own mountings, and Gattle Jewelry is developed under the supervision of our own experts." The firm’s attention to detail and facility with complicated constructions—as found in the bracelet offered here—position Gattle as a noteworthy entry in the annals of great American jewelers.