This bracelet is a sparkling masterpiece of Art Deco jewelry genius.
If I hold up my arm and close one eye, it almost looks like I have the bracelet on.
This piece was made by Mauboussin in 1925. It has a flexible openwork strap of lattice design, centering a rose set with a round cabochon emerald. The petals of the flower are set with old European-cut diamonds (approx 3.65 carats), buff-top cabochon emeralds, and cabochon onyx segments.
The bracelet is set throughout with old European-cut, round and single-cut diamonds (approximately 10.55 carats) and sugar-loaf cabochon and buff-top cabochon emeralds and onyxes. The bracelet is about 7 inches long, and the clasp is embellished with black enamel.
Here’s a closer look. So perfect.
This item was listed in Sotheby’s December 2011 auction. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.
*** Fun fact: I got to try this bracelet on in person, completely by coincidence, almost exactly three years later!! See it here.