SCHLUMBERGER FOR TIFFANY & CO.
GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BANGLE-BRACELET
Applied with pink 'paillonné' enamel, spaced by fluted gold links, decorated with collet-set round diamonds, gross weight approximately 80 dwts, internal circumference 6½ inches, signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger, France.
In good condition. Stamped 750 for 18 karat gold. The enamel in overall good condition, with very minor areas of loss to the edges, possibly from time of manufacture, and shallow losses on links 6, 8, 11 and 13 from female end of the clasp, only visible under close inspection. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 6.55 carats are approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Fitted with safety closure for secure wear. Bears a nice heft.
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Available in a vivid array of colors, some decorated with gold and others studded with diamonds, Jean Schlumberger’s enamel bangle-bracelets are as stylish as the notable women who have coveted them, including Jackie Kennedy, Lauren Bacall and Rachel Lambert Mellon, also known as ‘Bunny.’ Bunny, a dear friend of both Jackie Kennedy and Jean Schlumberger, gifted Jackie with a white enamel Schlumberger bracelet. The jewel was so admired that the First Lady immediately ordered another style in cobalt blue; she was seen wearing her enamel bracelets so frequently that they have since been referred to as the “Jackie” bracelets. First designed by Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. in 1962, the translucent enamel versions are a result of the paillonné technique of applying enamel, which involves placing a thin layer of metal, usually silver or gold, known as a paillon, beneath the enamel. The metal then shimmers through the translucent enamel, creating the bold colors that Schlumberger is known for. Fanciful and readily identifiable, these bracelets are strong enough to be worn alone, but the designs are truly brought to life when the collector creates a ‘stack’ that is all her own.