Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface
Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface

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Vintage 10k Greek Key Motif Bracelet with Stippled Surface

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General Information:

  • Inner Diameter: 2.41 in / 6.12 cm (this is the equivalent of 7.25 inch bracelet "length"; for scale, the wrist pictured is exactly 6 inches)
  • Precious Metal Weight: 2.958 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 10k yellow gold
  • Dimensions: This bracelet measures about 6.53 mm wide north to south
  • Weight: 4.6 grams
  • Markings The inside of the double-latch box tab closure clasp is marked with "10K" followed by a maker's mark of an "N" pierced by an arrow from left to right. However, we have not been able to ascertain the manufacturer indicated by this mark. If a maker is identified, this listing will be updated to reflect such findings.
  • Era:  This piece's maker is unknown (though a stamp is present), but its construction methodologies, finishing techniques, gold content, styling and design all point to a professionally estimated date range of circa 1970-1990s, meaning that it dates to the mid to late 20th century.
  • Buyer Notes: This bangle is designed to feel super lightweight and slim for easy wearability, so when the wearer opens the double safety lock and unclasps the box tab closure, the circlet opens up in order to slide on and off the wrist-- but do not expect the opened circlet to be stiff or solid; the bracelet is designed to offer flexibility when opened so that it is convenient to put on and take off. You may see this characteristic pictured in the 13th photograph provided. Though this bracelet has a very nice weight in grams, it feels comfortably light as a feather when worn!

    The Story:

    This bracelet is a cast-molded bracelet, wherein its maker achieved a dual visual and textural effect using muriatic acid techniques that create a delicate stippling complexion on the surface of the gold. This texture catches the light and appears to 'glitter' in movement, and recalls the celestial effect of rose cut diamonds and hand-etchwork commonly found in antique jewelry dating to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, though this bracelet dates to the mid to late 20th century.

    Incised into the stippled surface is smoothly gauged linework that creates a Greek Key (Meandros) pattern that spans the entirety of the bracelet's exterior. The linearity and simplicity of this pattern is offset by its stippled backdrop, allowing it to stand out and catch the light differently than the rest of the textured gold. The designer of this piece cleverly plays with the reflective metallic qualities of gold to artfully produce a dynamic, twinkling display of light and rich color.

    This reticulated Meandros design, commonly referred to as Greek Key, is a geometric pattern that has been beloved for millennia, symbolizing the abiding interconnections of relationships in life. By the Victorian period, it was prevalently used in mourning jewelry to represent the ebbs and flows of the grieving process, yet also the promise of new joys every morning brings.

    By the Art Deco movement, this geometric decoration became an emblem of the adventure of eternal currents of change, and its abiding meaning has remained ever popular within the arts and design. This piece is believed to be late Mid Century to late 20th century in origin, exemplifying how admiration for Greek Key patterning is as eternal as the design's imbued symbolism.

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