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    Posted 10 years ago

    TamaraB
    (60 items)

    I always thought Wachenheimer sounded German, and maybe it is, however this bracelet is American. Made in Rhode Island. Moss Agate Stones and Sterling.

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 10 years ago
      What a beauty, is it silver or gold?
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 10 years ago
      Wachenheim is indeed a town in Germany. It's a region for making wines and holidays. But, also a region where a lot of mineral stones are carved. So, perhaps the agates comes from that region in Germany and that's the name.
    3. TamaraB, 10 years ago
      Interesting Info! It's Silver. When I purchased this I assumed Germany, but when I researched the name hallmarked on the bracelet, it came up Wachenheimer Brothers, Providence, Rhode Island. During the early 1900's Germany was a hot spot for jewelry makers, and for some reason so was Providence, Rhode Island. So I am kinda guessing there were many German immigrants that came through New York, and ended up in Providence?
    4. Barb, 9 years ago
      Do you know if Wachenheimer ever used real diamonds in his bracelets?
    5. Caro, 9 years ago
      Harry Wachenheimer was my grandfather. He specialized in very high end costume jewelry, and was also skilled at enamel. I have not yet seen a piece with real diamonds. Indeed, he was German. He, wife and my mom lived in providence, RI, a state which in the '20s and '30s was full, for some reason, of jewelers. Harry used stones like carnelian and onyx, and is known for his diamond bar bracelelets. Cheers. Caro
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Hello,

      Indeed in this region in Germany there are also a lot of jewelers. Of course because the history of carving mine stones and the trading routes.
    7. twheeler1177, 8 years ago
      I was handed down a very ornate and beautiful sterling Wachenheimer cross. It is made up of marcasite,sometimes referred to as black diamond or more like hematite.
      My grandfather purchased it in the Santa Barbara, Ca. area approx. 77 years ago.
      I treasure it and always receive numerous compliments.
      Mr. Wachenheimer was truly a skilled craftsman and visionary designer.
      Thank you!
    8. TamaraB TamaraB, 8 years ago
      I agree!
    9. shellypr, 7 years ago
      Hello, I have an old slider necklace, made in Germany. The marking is DLC, although everything keeps leading me Wachenheimer, I would like to post a pic, but don't know how. To see if anyone knows history on this piece. If you can help me, I appreciate any input.
      Shelly

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