Art Deco Sterling & French Paste Bangle Bracelet
French paste is a Vintage jewelry term used to describe the practice of using faceted cut glass, cut in the shape of a real gemstone, instead of using real gems. This process, which was developed in the 1700's, created the look of a sparkling gemstone or diamond but cost much less than real stones.
A gorgeous French paste bracelet from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This fabulous piece has a wonderful "Greek Roman Key" design which carries around the entire bracelet. Made of sterling silver, the bracelet is encrusted with bright, clear stones in the center and an outer band of stones which surround both the top and bottom. This hinged bracelet clasps on the side and has a safety chain for added security. It would fit nicely on a small to average sized wrist. The back of the clasp is stamped "925" and the front of clasp is stamped with 3 hallmarks. Worn alone or with other bangles similar in style, this would make a sparkling statement!
Measurements: This bracelet has an interior diameter of approximately 2 3/8" wide and 2" tall. The surface of the bracelet is 5/8" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the silver and the stones, which are bright and clear, are all intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.