A wonderful authentic Oriental bracelet with gilded filigree and carved amethysts. The bracelet is approx 7 inches long and the panels are approx 1 5/16th of an inch wide The stones are approx 1 inch long by 5/8 inch wide, Bracelet weighs approx 48.2 grams. Filigree jewelry reached the height of its popularity during the 1920's The style was intricate, vintage jewelry was delicate, and the pieces had a romantic feel. The technique was particularly widespread in Oriental metalwork, and when influences from the Orient spread, so did filigree jewelry. The complex design is created from thin, pliable threads of metal, which are then twisted, curled and shaped into place, so that they give the illusion of lace.
Small beads are also created, and together with the threads, they are soldered onto the surface of the metal. The design of this bracelet is eye-catching, but so is the color!Up until the 18th century, amethyst was regarded as one of the world's most valuable gemstones. The Egyptians used it as an amulet for success, or to bring calmness when they were in danger, while the Ancient Greeks believed that it would protect them against intoxication. Amethyst comes in a variety of purple shades - from light pink to deep purple, and it is a hard type of quartz - which makes it suitable for use in jewelry approx making. This original bracelet is in very good condition, and it has a chain attached to the back - so that you never have to worry about losing it. Most of the items I sell are vintage or antique.
They have had a previous life. You might find some minor imperfections or flaws. This is to be expected and adds to the individual character of the item. Please view all of the pictures as they are an important part of my description. The pictures give a better description than any words.
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I will be happy to answer any questions or provide additional pictures upon request. IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO USE A RULER TO MEASURE OR REQUEST ADDITIONAL PICTURES. You may request to cancel this option if you want to assume responsibility of the package. The item "Antique Chinese Amethyst Gilt Silver Bracelet Filigree Panels /Amethyst Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, February 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bracelets".The seller is "caz7722" and is located in Punta Gorda, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.