This bracelet is gorgeous, edgy, and innovative.
That thick plaque of diamonds in with the chunky drops hanging off the end is the perfect foil to the delicate white strands of pearls – hard and soft, delicate and heavy, classic and punk.
This remarkable piece is also the work of the renowned JAR Paris. (By the way, do those earrings look familiar? We talked about them in April.) My post on the earrings contains background, if you’d like a refresher on JAR.
The bracelet itself is four strands of cultured pearls: totaling 68 cultured pearls measuring approximately 8.9 to 8.6 mm.
The spectacular clasp that you’re probably staring at is blackened silver – a favorite of JAR’s – reverse- set with with 30 round diamonds (approximately 9.00 carats total). The “reverse” setting means than instead of seeing the part of the diamond you’re used to seeing, we see the bottom, which sticks up like a spike. It’s an extremely cool effect.
In addition to the 30 reverse-set larger diamonds, the is sprinkled with smaller single-cut diamonds and suspends three diamond pavé-set drop-shaped beads. The bracelet is 7 inches long and is signed JAR Paris.
Never stop rocking, JAR.
This piece was sold in Sotheby’s December 2012 Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman auction. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.