Scarab Bracelet in Sterling by W.E. Richards
W. E. Richards
7 3/8" x 1/2"
1920s or 1950s
This vintage scarab bracelet has sterling silver links and mounts with molded-glass stones. The colors are tiger’s eye, chrysoprase, carnelian, lapis lazuli, and variegated agates. This piece is a celebration of a quintessential Art Deco motif. By the well-known maker W.E. Richards, this jewel closes with a spring-ring clasp. The multi-colored agates are unusual, and the variety of colors and classic design make this bracelet 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 1920s or in the 1950s, during an Art Deco Revival when scarab bracelets were again all the rage.
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