We have similar Etruscan and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings : "Japan" on the replacement clasp, "925" on the back of each chain link, tested.Length: 9.9 mm to 10.21 mm. Width : 8.06 mm to 8.34 mm. Color: opaque deep green hue with mottled lighter and darker green and brown hues. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Link Type : Fancy sterling silver filigree links and base metal links. Handmade during the Art Deco era in the Etruscan style. Features four large, rectangular chain links, curved to fit the contours of the wrist.
Each link showcases a beautiful azurite stone resting in a fancy bezel setting. These links also feature hand-twisted filigree designs. Completed with a box clasp, made in Japan, for secure wear.The box clasp appears to be a replacement from a previous owner. There is tarnish present in some areas on the sterling silver, which gives the bracelet a lovely antique quality.
This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece.
During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day.
But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. Azurite is a soft stone that is named for the intense "azure blue" color it exhibits. It is a copper carbonate mineral found often in oxidized copper ore.Azurite is extremely sensitive to heat which makes the stone difficult to work with. It was highly prized in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Persian Empire because blue was considered a sacred color. During the Medieval and Renaissance periods, Azurite was ground up and used as a pigment in painting. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.