This tassel bracelet by Sterlé dates to the 1950’s, but I think the style’s very relevant today.
Can’t you see it stacked in an arm party on the wrist of a fashion blogger? I think it’s just gorgeous; really exceptionally in textural details and overall shape. It looks marvelous to touch.
This retro piece is designed as a cord of rope-work linking which terminates with two open work spherical pendants accented with circular-cut rubies and diamonds respectively. Each sphere dangles a fringe of gold tassels. The bracelet bears French assay and maker’s marks and is signed Paris Le Caire Pohoomull.
Really I’d prefer see it stacked on my own arm. I did recently break a bracelet by playing with the magnetic clasp too much, so this beauty may be too much like a toy to be trusted on me anyway. It does make me think of this glorious Art Deco tassel bracelet – which really is nothing at all like this one save the tassel. Both fabulous, but very different.
This bracelet was listed in Sotheby’s April 2013 Jewels sale. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.