Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 84.6 Grams. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Each Freshwater Pearl is oblong and range slightly in shape and size, the smallest being 7.6 mm in diameter 10.9 mm in diameter, Iridescent Grey-White. Accent Stone(s): Spessartite Garnet.Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color: 2.5 mm diameter, Red. The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Freshwater Polished Pearls, Round Faceted Garnets.
Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable length of 9" long and the links measure up to 1.32". Closure/Clasp Type: Simple Hook and Ring Clasp.
Link Type: Fancy Adorned Links. This bracelet is composed of 36 gorgeous freshwater pearls, clustered in squares of 9 per link. The placement of the pearls gives the design a geometric feel. Each end link is adorned with either one or two small, oval faceted and sparkly Spessartite garnet stones. The dark red color is a wonderful contrast against the grey-white pearls.The pearls are natural and display imperfections and variances in color from pearl to pearl. Each link is held to the next by paper-link style silver connectors.
There is some discoloration to the pearls due to age and exposure. The piece displays tarnish, especially on the clasp links. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making.This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry.
Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. Freshwater pearls are a special type of pearl that are created by freshwater mussels and have been used in jewelry as far back as Medieval times. The largest source for natural freshwater pearls at that time was the Holarctic Freshwater Pearl Mussel, which was native to Scotland.
This species is now endangered, and most freshwater pearls must be cultured. Unlike cultured saltwater pearls, freshwater pearls are not bead-nucleated and are therefore typically less round. Instead of using a bead, a small square of mantle tissue is cut from a donor mussel's inner lining and inserted into the lining of the harvesting mussel to instigate pearl formation. The unique harvesting technique makes freshwater pearls purely composed of nacre.These pearls are valued for their whimsical shapes and wide range of colors. The unique character of freshwater pearls is found in their distinctive texture and the warmth of their luster.
The item "Antique Vintage Mid Century Freshwater Pearl Garnet 1.32 W HUGE Chunky Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.