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Posted 5 years ago

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So I brought this one out of the safe for you guys.
This is an 18 carat gold bracelet I inherited from my grandmother 10 years ago. Its really heavy, but its not very spectacular. I'm sure every woman had one like this in the past. I dont know how old it is though. In my opinion you could still buy something like this new. Nowadays nobody I know wears heavy gold anymore. And I dont wear it either.
Both my grandmothers loved jewelry so it runs in the family. My eldest daughter loves jewelry too, she's a bit of a tomboy and she looses everything I give her, so she has to wait some years before the really neat pieces come her way :-)
So does anybody know which period this bracelet is from?
Thanks a lot!

Mystery Solved


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
    This looks like it is from the 1980's. Tailored jewelry was most popular in the 1950's. I always thought the reason was that war was over, times were good and women could spend on clothes and jewelry but they fashion was a bit conservative.

    The clasp looks 1980's - great bracelet and could be worn at the right event tonight! Your oldest daughter will love your collection.
  2. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    I agree with Valentino
    You didn't give us what the marks were though, can't tell you where its from without that
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    You are right Newtimes and what a coincidence I have almost the same bracelet inherited from my grandmother ( ) aand that's why I know the time period this bracelet is from
    the 50/60's I'm quite sure about that. Let it in store (as mine) it will return in fashion as almost all jewelry and fasion do.
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    I was going to jump on the 80s bandwagon...
  5. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
    Thanks a lot for your comments and loving everyone.
    Agram, your bracelet looks indeed just like mine, it has the same style.
  6. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
    Stillwater, you are right of course. So I looked at the stamps, There are three:
    750: thats the gold content
    * 303 VI : I have no idea about that one
    FOPE : thats apparently the company and so its form Italy! I dont know it though...
    WOW, I solved my mystery myself :-)
    Does anybody know what the * 303 VI stamp means ?
  7. davyd286, 5 years ago
    If the company is Italian, than that number is their official registry number, and the two letters stand for the region (Monticello Conte Otto).
  8. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
    thanks davyd286 for your help, my mystery is solved
    and thanks AmberRose, Bridget, Woman34, vetraio50, manikin, valentino97, mustangtony, moonstonelover and bratjdd for the love...So many!

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