ALDO CIPULLO for CARTIER Vintage Sterling Heavy Link Bracelet
Italian jewelry designer Aldo Cipullo apprenticed at his father's jewelry factory in Florence before moving to New York in 1959. He began his career working for both Tiffany & Co. and David Webb, but soon transitioned to work as a designer for Cartier, where he left his mark on jewelry history forever. While at Cartier, Cipullo designed the iconic Love Bracelet, the Nail Collection, and the "Hamsa Hand" or "Hand of the Heart" pendant. He left Cartier in 1974 to work as a freelance designer, winning multiple awards and continuing to expand his prestige. Though he died suddenly in 1984, his legacy continues today, and his iconic designs are still ever popular and fashionable in the modern era.
This striking Vintage sterling bracelet is from circa 1973 and was designed by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier! The piece, which is made of sterling silver, is very substantial in size and comprised of 5 large links, which are hinged together and wrap around the wrist. The smaller, connecting links have a ribbed design, and cutouts can be found throughout, creating dimension and texture. A simple and secure push clasp is hidden within one of the links and the underside reveals several markings, including the official “Cartier” signature, "STERLING", "A. CIPULLO", and "1973©". This magnificent piece by a legendary makes a bold statement when worn and would make a very fashionable addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures 7.25 in length, slightly less than 1" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling links and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.