20k antique diamond bracelet set with 11 hand cleaved diamonds, distinguished in the style of a ‘tennis bracelet’.
The diamonds are bezel set and each bezel literally ‘links’ to the next through a single clasp, forming a subtle ‘fisheye’.
There is an enchanting loveliness to this bracelet, its square bezel borders a rose cut diamond in an almost sparse setting. Its string-like setting streamlines the eye on the diamonds fully.
Each diamond is fairly big, the biggest at 5mm. The thick rose cut shows off the very clean and white diamonds, a mark of a high quality Peranakan heirloom jewellery.
Fancy gold links affix to the diamond centrepiece. Like most Peranakan bracelets, the bracelet articulates and folds at every point. However varied in design, a Peranakan bracelet always hangs off the wrist daintily.
About 80 years of age and in pristine condition. This is also a book piece 🙂
The Peranakan way of ‘stacking’ their gold jewellery is observed all over old photographs and archives. However slight a single piece may look, Peranakan jewellery nevertheless becomes ornate through relentless accessorising during memorable occasions.
The modern allure of its quintessential design means no one wants to part with these bracelets anymore!