Italian Retro Gold and Diamond Woven Design Bangle Bracelet by Faraone
A gold and diamond bracelet composed of white gold articulated with diamond-set stripes, totalling 6.62 carats and accenting a yellow gold backdrop of woven design. By Faraone. Bearing manufacturer’s mark and stamped for 18K gold. Measuring approximately 19cm. Circa 1960.
The name ‘retro’ is slightly misleading. Although certain elements of jewellery from this period did imitate or refer back to the recent past, it was also a time of innovation.
Jewellery produced during and immediately after the Second World War(1939-45) is often called Retro or ‘Cocktail’ jewellery. It marked the end of the Art Deco period. Straight lines were exchanged for softer curves. Textured metal designs: scrolls, fans and ribbons, were commonly used to give a three-dimensional quality to pieces.
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