Dragon's Breath stones (also commonly known as Mexican Glass Opals, Jelly Glass Opals, or Glass Fire Opals) are rare and highly collectible man-made glass stones that replicate the look of a Mexican Fire Opal. They began to appear in jewelry in the early 1900s and were often incorporated into beautiful designs pertaining to the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts eras. Their mesmerizing, fiery colors are created by mixing metals into molten glass. The result produces colorful, iridescent flashes inside each glass stone that look like flames, hence the whimsical name "Dragon's Breath".
A beautiful Dragon's Breath bracelet from the Art Deco era (ca1930)! Made of sterling silver, this wonderful piece is comprised of 4 oval and 3 round links that have a simple design. Resting in the center of each link is a Dragon's Breath cabochon, which is held in a simple silver bezel setting. The Dragon's Breath stones are unbelievably eye-catching, displaying a rich array of iridescent colors. Intense blue and purple flashes appear within the glassy yellow and orange orbs, creating an almost magical effect. The bracelet fastens at a simple spring-ring clasp. A truly stunning bracelet, it would look beautiful worn by itself or grouped with other complimentary bracelets, and would make a gorgeous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 7 1/2" long. The center link measures 5/8" in diameter, and the other two round links each measure approximately 1/2". The two oval links measure 3/4" in length, 1/2" wide, and each cabochon measures approximately 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting, and the Dragon's Breath stones are all intact. The spring ring is secure and in good working condition.