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Late Art Deco Diamond and Aquamarine Bracelet, c.1940s

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Set in 18 carat white gold, this stunning bracelet dates back to the 1940s and is all hand made. It has a combined weight of 11.50 carat in diamonds, which are a mix of baguette cut and round cut, transitional cut diamonds. They are all a stunning G in colour and VS in clarity, making this piece a real show stopper. It then has three wonderful pale blue aquamarine stones totalling 2.00 carat set along the bracelet. The stones are set using a mixtures of rub over setting work, as well as grain set. It has a safe clasp, and comes in an original fitted box, adding to the character of the piece. It is something special indeed!Transitional Cut1870s – 1940s. This is the transition between the old European and the modern brilliant cuts. The angles of these stones are more similar to the modern brilliant to other antique cuts. For example, the table facet size is increased, and culets are nearly nonexistent or ‘somewhat large’ but could not be described as ‘large’ or ‘open’. Find out more White GoldGold that is silver in colour. The colour is created from yellow gold being alloyed with another silver coloured metal such as palladium or rhodium. Find out more AquamarineA bluey green transparent variety of beryl, the name is meant to suggest the colour of seawater. The gemstone aquamarine is associated with trust, harmony, friendship and good feelings in general. 7.5 - 8 on the Mohs scale. Aqua in ancient times was credited with aiding sleep, protecting sailors and counteracting the effects of poison. Read more Find out more ClarityA term used to describe the severity of the internal and external inclusions in a gemstone. See The Four C’s for further information. Find out more DiamondDerived from the Greek meaning ‘unbreakable’, diamond is a mineral, considered to be the most beautiful and rare of all gemstones. Diamond has been associated with love for centuries. Find out more ColourThe diamond colour grading scale ranges from D to Z. See The Four C’s for more information. Find out more CaratA weight measurement of a gemstone or gold. The term is derived from the ancient used of carob seeds to balance scales when selling amounts of gold or gemstones. The term is often shortened to ‘ct’. Find out more GoldA chemical element with the symbol Au. Gold is a yellow, malleable metal which makes it perfect for use in jewellery making. Find out more CutOne of the most defining characteristics of a diamond is its cut. While high grades of color, clarity, and carat weight affect a diamond, it's the cut that determines the symmetry of the stone's facets, its overall proportions, and its ability to reflect light. An expertly cut diamond will achieve high levels of brilliance, sparkle, and durability. For more information and cut types, see The Four C's. Find out more Gemstone: Diamond Carat Weight: 11.50 Main Stone Shape: Baguette, Round, Transitional Cut Colour: G Clarity: VS Metal: 18ct White Gold Age: 1940s
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14,500 GBP

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