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Lapis, Marcasite & Sterling Bracelet

Lapis, Marcasite & Sterling Bracelet

$ 395

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

7 1/4" x 5/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1930s

Marks

"STERLING GERMANY" on clasp

This lapis stone bracelet set in sterling with marcasite-embellished links is an elegant piece. The elongated hexagon-shaped stones may look more like sodalite than lapis lazuli, because they don’t have the brassy specks usually found in the latter. Whatever the case, the color is fabulous, and the workmanship is typical of the high-quality and unusual jewelry produced in Germany before World War II. This lovely piece closes with a concealed clasp with a safety catch. Scroll down to see complimentary blue Art Deco pieces.

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