This beautiful Edwardian or Belle Epoque bracelet was made around 1910. With the use of platinum as the metal of choice for high qality jewellery, the 'all-white' look using only diamonds and pearls became fashionable. Cultured pearls had not yet been marketed and so natural pearls were the only ones available. These had to be dived for by native divers, without breathing aids, usually in the Persian gulf, then sorted for size and colour. Consequently they were as valuable as diamonds, sometimes more so. All the pearls shown are natural. The central panel, pave-set with diamonds and pearls, is jointed in two places to conform to the wrist, and the bracelet pearls attach to the central panel with screw fittings. At extra cost, we could supply additional fittings and cultured pearls to enable this bracelet to be worn alternatively as a choker.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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