Cuff, Turquoise & Coral, Shadowbox, Mark, Vintage, '60's, 2701
A stunning shadowbox bracelet with a little bit of everything.
Where do we even begin? The face of this bold vintage bracelet features a large sterling silver oval that serves as the frame of the shadowbox design that incorporates a two-pronged red coral stone, a freeform turquoise stone with heavy brown matrix, sterling silver leaf applique, and small fluted drop accents. The cuff features a wide-set four-bar sterling silver band that tapers to the back. It’s in incredible condition for its age; the silver has acquired a nice, even patina, and the stones are securely set with no cracks. Interesting little fun fact about this bracelet:
"DeFey" is etched on the interior of the bracelet, which is likely the last name of a previous owner. This was a common practice during the 1960s.
- artist: undetermined
- hallmarks: "DeFey" etched on verso likely name of the previous owner as was practiced in the '60s
- materials: sterling silver, coral, turquoise
- dimensions: 5 1/2" inside, 1 1/4" gap, 3" across face
- weight: 79 gram
- condition: nice vintage condition, stones secure in their settings, the turquoise stone has a small chip at the edge of the brown matrix, silver has a nice patina
- style number: JB2701