I rearranged my posting schedule so that I could show you this bracelet sooner rather than later. It’s incredible.
Circa 1925, this stunning Art Deco carved hardstone bracelet takes the form of an articulated band decorated with panels of hardstone flowers within a border of single cut diamonds. The hardstone panels are crafted from meticulously carved pieces of coral, carnelian, chalcedony, and malachite fitted together and set against a lapis lazuli background.
Here’s the long view. How amazing are those Art Deco carved hardstone panels? They’re all different and a few of theme seem to continue behind the diamond frames (the final two at the bottom are a great example of this). The craftsmanship involved in creating something like this just blows my mind.
This is a shot of the bracelet from the back, which gives a better sense of the precision involved in creating the hardstone panels. The reverse is rather beautiful in its own right, even if it won’t normally be seen.
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