Excellent (minor darkening of gold on buckle and wear on clasp)
"Kreisler USA QUALITY"
Design patent D143,134 issued to Helen D. Cole in 1945 for a brooch with the same design; 1946 magazine ad
The flexible, gold-tone links and tasseled end of this 1940s Kreisler flexible bracelet were very popular Retro Modern design elements. The company referred to the pattern of these woven links as basketweaveand designed several bracelets, necklaces and brooches with this link pattern. A decorative buckle adorned with diamanté and ruby-glass stones adds elegance to the design of this bracelet. The matching necklace and brooch were advertised in the March 15, 1946 issue of Vogue.
Rhodium plating with channel-set and prong-set diamanté form this well-made Art Deco bracelet. It has excellent articulation and a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch. This bracelet is probably European in origin. The pairs of horizontal semi-circular components that are above and below the square openings look like German components I have in other pieces. This stunning bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 3/4") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Also note that the photos suggest yellowing of stones that is not present.
Sparkling baguette and round diamanté form this elegant 1950s bracelet by Hattie Carnegie. It is much more lively and beautiful than the pictures show and certainly worthy of her signature. The rhodium-plated setting, substantial weight, and hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with safety chain speak to the quality of her pieces. This bracelet can be worn with diamanté earrings by another great maker of this era -- scroll down to see my Eisenberg earrings.
Prong-set diamanté surrounding gold-tone links decorated with dangling pearls and ruby and onyx bi-color glass beads form this lively 1950s bracelet by Hobé. It closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This piece is a fine example of 1950s glam from the second generation of the company's designers. Note that this bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Be sure to measure yours and note the bracelet's dimensions ( 6 3/4-inch length) before purchase.
This 1950s bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli features faceted brown topaz and golden topaz glass stones with diamanté accents set in gold-plated metal scrolls. This classic piece has a fold-over clasp with safety chain. The matching pendant earrings are available – scroll down to see them.