Estate platinum Art Deco diamond tennis bracelet from the fifties
The line of 38 semi-modern brilliant cut diamonds of this platinum estate rivière bracelet in Art Deco style has been waiting since the 1950's to serve as your red carpet leading up to one of your lifetime highlights. Next to the infinite lustre, there's
certainly no shortage of detail when looking at the frilling engravings on the rim of this jewellery piece. After all, tennis bracelets such as this one have become a symbol of achievement; so why not profess the success of your love with this stunning
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Tennis bracelet - The in-line thin diamond bracelet that features a symmetrical pattern of diamonds is called a tennis bracelet. Tennis bracelets exist much longer then the term used for them. According to Diamond Bug, in 1987 Chris Evert, the former
World No. 1 woman tennis player and the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, was playing in the U.S. Open. She was wearing an elegant, light in-line diamond bracelet, made by jeweler-to-the-stars George Bedewi, which accidentally broke and the match
was interrupted to allow Chris to recover her precious diamonds. The "tennis bracelet" incident sparked a new name for the item and sparked a huge jewelry trend. Tennis bracelets continued to be worn by various tennis stars like Serena Williams and
Gabriela Sabatini, and Diana Kerrison. Before this, they were just called rivière- or inline bracelets.
38 semi-modern brilliant cut
diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 4.30 crt. Their cut is semi-modern as the stones are polished around 1950 which means that although to today's standards they are considered to be modern brilliant cuts, their cullet (the point at the
bottom) are still polished flat.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight:
approx. 4.30 crt. (approximate color and clarity: G/I, vs/si)
is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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The back of the closure is stamped with two words, "PLATIN" and "KEVIN". We do not have any background information on this Kevin, presuming he's the jeweller that made this bracelet.
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length 18.50 cm (7.28 inch)
32.90 gram (21.15 dwt)
Reference Nº: 12158-0091
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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