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 Post subject: mysterious (to me) bracelet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:15 am 
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Hello everybody and thanks for accepting me here.

A couple days ago I run into a bracelet in a "Brocki" shop (second hand shop) near Zurich. It's vintage and unusual appearance attracted me, somehow it ended up in that shop instead of a museum went thru my head. Decided to buy it and do some research online. After three days of pages of similar pictures screening I still haven't found anything that is similar enough to give this piece even a vague date and place of origin. (Search results end in various places around the globe...
Navajo, Roman, Tibetan, Swiss, Mexican, Greek, Byzantine and more)

Therefore my next aproach is asking the vast community of online forums, checked a couple and decided that here is a good place to ask, even if gemology is obviously more towards stones and my question is more about the bracelet and it's whereabouts.

So here it goes... any thoughts, hints and tips to link this bracelet to a place and or time is appreciated.

Many thanks

Marcel


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:41 am 
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Good morning GemologyOnline

have asked a befriended Historic Arts Expert the same questions along with the pictures and heres what he got to say about it:

He recomends to get the material tested to really know what its made of; but he's guess is that the metal could be bronze according its visual appearance.
It started its life very likely as brouch, as the brouch and the band feature very opposing styles.
The stones appear to him to be natural gemstones attached in a simple, more farmers than expert syle...
About the age he's guess is less than 200 years old; therefore more decorative than historic.
Again he recomends me to bring it to a jeweller to test the materials and get a hands on feedback.

Will update as soon as i have more to tell.

Greetings from Switzerland

Marcel


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