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Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Bracelet by Wachenheimer Bros.

Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Bracelet by Wachenheimer Bros.

USD$295.00

Additional information

Maker

Wachenheimer Brothers

Size

6 7/8" x 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

c.1933-1934

Marks

"WACHENHEIMER" and "STERLING"

Reference

1933-1934 ads in "The Jewelers' Circular"

This quintessential Art Deco line bracelet was made by the renowned Wachenheimer Brothers (best known for their Diamonbar pieces). It has faceted, square-cut onyx-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver, with engraved edges and diamanté-studded clasps. This bracelet was made in two sections, with identical fold-over clasps in both places. The type of clasp dates this piece to the early 1930s, after the company stopped using their Diamonbar trademark and near the end of their production. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 7/8″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. The last photo shows it along with two other line bracelets – scroll down to see their details as well as other onyx Art Deco jewels to wear with this lovely bracelet.

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