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Posted 4 years ago


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I posted this 2 yrs ago without research pages. This picture doesn't do justice to the lovely carnelian, green sardonyx and 14k gold bracelet I found in a San Diego thrift store for $16.00 in the early 90's. In one of my research books I found "slave bracelets from 1923 & later after Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun were very popular in many color combinations:" pink & black, brown & green, clear crystal & blue to name a few. I believe they sold for $35-$38.

Thank you to all who enjoyed this bracelet. I wanted to give you some more background.

Mystery Solved


  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Why do you call it a slave bracelet? I always thought that those were bracelets with a chatelaine chain to a ring. Great score
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Yes - you are right! I have to dig out my research but I'm pretty sure they called this a slave bracelet mostly related to the King Tut find. I will look for it and get back to you. Thank you for reminding me of the other slave bracelet.
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Hmmm I can't find anything on Google about slave bracelets that don't have the ring? What is it that makes this a slave bracelet instead of a regular one?

    Thats a really great piece regardless, chrysoprase is a very desirable material, and gold will never go out of style. Very wearable piece, which increases its overall desirability
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    I found the research source but I don't think I can copy off the page due to copyright restrictions: Roseann Etinger's wonderful guide "Popular Jewelry 1840-1940" page 154 & 155. 14kt slave bracelets like mine were offered for $35. and $37.50 - sold by Jason Weiler & Sons,1927 The combination of stones: black onyx, green agate, green amazonite, sardonyx.
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    What makes this different from a regular bracelet though?
    Is the photo exactly the same as the one you have?
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Yes the catalog picture shows the same bracelet in black & white for $35. They don't go into a descriptioon of the term. Could be the influence and popularity of Egyptian inspired jewelry? Or maybe Rudolph Valentino's Shiek movies?
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Just found a similar one on eBay
  8. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Wow look how much they want for it! It does have more gold than mine. The antiques roadshow appraiser said mine was an example of "poor man's fine jewelry" and was worth $200. But $35 in 1927 would have been a lot of money. I don't plan to sell it though since this poor gal loves it very much. Thank you for finding this on ebay and showing it to me.
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Thanks Stillwater for the ebay connection - it sold for more than $1200!! and it wasn't as pretty as mine.
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Thank you Bellin68, Newtimes, vetraio50, Agram.m, inky, mikkoChristmas, bratjdd, AmberRose, vintagejewel, Finelines, vintagemad, Woman34, Moonstonelover21 and LISSA-D for viewing and posting loves on this wonderful old 1920's bracelet. Art Deco items - and anything Egyptian - I have special interest in. Will post more later. Thanks!
  11. sararavintage sararavintage, 3 years ago
    Thanks, yes my deco necklace would look great with this bracelet- what a find:) I have seen similar ones go for much more!
  12. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Thank you sararavintage - it's pretty cool isn't it? I love it and love your necklace too.
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Thank you sarahoff and Nadia for checking into this item again. It is a favorite of mine.
  14. sharone, 9 months ago
    This is so cool! Scott's grandpa left him a ring that reminds me of this look.
  15. LauraH LauraH, 6 months ago
    Wow! Great find!
  16. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    don't know why I missed this beauty/bargain then!!!
  17. valentino97 valentino97, 6 months ago
    Hi Sharone - long time no hear from! I'd like to see the ring, thanks sweets!

    Thank you LauraH - I really love this.

    Thanks Kyra for loving it and your nice comment!

    Thanks also to friends for love over the years on this bracelet.

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