We have similar Wedding and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.
Wrist gap : 2.39 across. Handcrafted during the Art Deco era in Chester, England by Joseph Smith & Sons. 925 sterling silver with 10k rose gold applied accents.This wedding bracelet, created in the style of the Aesthetic movement, features motif of birds and branches in 10k gold. Chased leaf designs on the silver frame these gold motifs. Tarnish throughout the pieces can be removed with a buffing.
The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. The Aesthetic period, 1885 - 1901, features simple jewelry designs and refined artistic taste.
Jewelry designers moved to using soft curves and natural shapes and subtle coloring. This period came as a response to Victorians becoming disillusioned with previous jewelry periods that featured more elaborate designs in fashions and furnishings. Wedding bracelets have a long history stretching back centuries and were especially popular in 19th century Europe as Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance for influence in their art and jewelry. Historically, a groom would give his bride a beautifully engraved bracelet on their wedding day, but occasionally they would also be gifted in sets-one given upon engagement, and the other on the day of the wedding.
Alternately these sets would come as two different sized bracelets, a larger one for the groom and the smaller for the bride. During the Victorian and Art Nouveau eras, these bracelets were also referred to as "handcuff bracelets" and were a symbol of matrimonial commitment, usually used in place of an engagement or wedding ring.