"The Lillypads"

Green Emerald Paste Bracelet

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  • $595.00
  • Regular price $795.00


This beautiful bracelet has an ornate history behind it! The stunning green and diamond paste gems have lived a few lives- they were originally cuff-links most likely mid-twentieth century Victorian revival pieces, which were then converted into a brooch. Subsequently they were joined to a lovely gold-filled bracelet of the same period! The vibrant emerald-colored greens of the central paste stones are a delightful contrast to the band's golden luster. The halo of diamond paste stones around each faux emerald are a brilliant white which serve to highlight the central stones. The chased design on the band makes the engraved backing from the once-brooch stand out. When worn, this bracelet garners many, many compliments!

Details (approximate):

Dimensions: Bracelet's inside diameter is 7", jeweled top is approximately 35mm x 45mm

Materials: Green paste stones, white paste stones

Metal: Gold on Brass (Gold-Filled) on both segments.

Weight: 19 grams

Marks: "CA" in an arrow

Condition: For a converted piece, this bracelet is in very good antique condition. The open back behind the gemstones enables them to transmit light brilliantly, making the green paste stones show up extremely vibrant and the diamond paste stones a stark, almost sapphire-like white. The engraving on the setting of the central element is in beautiful condition, with only one tiny chip in the gold-filled backing. The bracelet segment with its chased design is in great condition. The closure is firm, yet easy to open and close with one hand. While this piece has lived through several iterations, we feel that this final version is very charming and beautifully executed and, in our humble opinion, the absolute best expression of this design.