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Sterling Scarab Art Deco Bracelet by W.E. Richards

Sterling Scarab Art Deco Bracelet by W.E. Richards

USD$195.00

Additional information

Maker

W. E. Richards

Size

7 3/8" x 1/2"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1920s-1950s

Marks

"STERLING WRE"

This vintage scarab bracelet has sterling silver links and mounts with molded-glass tiger’s eye, chrysoprase, carnelian, lapis and variegated agates. This piece is a celebration of this quintessential Art Deco motif. By the well-known maker W.E. Richards, this bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp. The multi-colored agates are unusual, and the variety of colors and classic design make this piece extremely versatile. You could emphasize one of the colors by wearing earrings or a necklace that matches one of the stones. Scroll down to see some suggestions. This bracelet was made in the Art Deco era or in the 1950s, when scarab bracelets were again all the rage.

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