A beautiful bracelet in the Arts and Crafts / Edwardian era c1910, which very much resembles a Murrle Bennett design. It is a fabulous bracelet, which shows its support of the Suffragettes in the selection of the gem stones colours. Purple, green and white (represented by either pearls or diamonds) were used to show support of the movement in the early twentieth century.
This bracelet does seem to remind one of the Arts and Crafts people of that era, but I am unable to attribute it. I also believed I had seen a design like this before listed as a Murrle Bennett piece, but was unable to find the initial information, on researching this particular bracelet. It is a fabulous thing, with elongated oval links with leaf-like swirls, each studded with four diamonds (all tested) and in the centre, in a gold setting is a super sparkly faceted peridot. The rub over settings to the peridots and the amethysts are obviously done by hand.
The smaller links in between the large oval links, house a faceted amethyst, again the collar settings are in gold, as is the entire link. The box clasp and tongue fastener are also crafted in gold. No marks but silver, gold, diamonds and the semi-precious stones have been tested. It is possible that the larger oval links were perhaps gilded once upon time however, they are uniformly silver in colour now. The contrast between gold and silver was frequently used by Arts and Crafts jewellers, who really wanted to best complement the individual stones in the design.
This bracelet is in excellent condition with all stones present and correct and also no damage…hurrah.
It measures approx 18cm (7 inches) in length and the width of the oval links is just under 1cm. It wears beautifully, as you can see in the images and does make an impressive statement.
Please note I will send by signed for express delivery. The box in the images is for display only, however I will send in a new gift box. Please note I am not currently sending to Germany.