Posted 5 years ago
Happy Mother's Day to all Mums on CW. Going out to lunch tomorrow to celebrate the occasion and the wife wants to wear some of her finery, so a good opportunity to grab a pic of a piece that rarely gets an outing.
This was very difficult to photograph because the detail is so fine my camera struggles to capture it.
This Art Deco bracelet features a natural pearl surrounded by diamonds and calibre cut emeralds, set in platinum over 18ct yellow gold.
It's all hand made and the millegrain detailing on the platinum is extraordinary, today this type of work is pretty much a lost art.
It's great to see the natural pearl as the central feature. This helps place the date around the late 1920's to early 1930's, just before Mr Mikimoto's cultured pearls totally overwhelmed naturals in the jewellery market.