1900s Straits Chinese gold bracelet set with jade and diamonds in 20k.
The three kite cut jadeite pieces are a deep apple green, interspersed between four kite frames. The sparkly diamonds in these kite frames are all Old European Cut diamonds, with an approximate 2ctw.
This bracelet is very old, with recent polishing that makes it appear sleek and modern. The dainty form of such jade and diamond bracelets form the jewellery of younger ladies of more affluent Straits Chinese families, who wore increasingly bigger pieces of jade as they aged. In this bracelet, each jade piece is only 1.5cm tall.
This is the first Straits Chinese jade bracelet we acquired that has such contemporary appeal, despite being over 100 years old. The petite form of the bracelet is almost like a stacking bracelet.