Onyx Opal Antique Pietra Dura Mosaic Bracelet
Italian micro mosaic pieta dura antique Victorian bracelet, circa early 1900s. Rendered in sterling silver, each pieta dura mosaic is set with gemstones of natural coral, opal, and agate which are painstakingly fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle to form a picture within beveled edged black onyx plaques. Each one is totally unique and one of a kind. Layered sterling silver filigree flowers alternate between the plaques to complete the piece. Italian continental European in origin, the bracelet is a gorgeous renaissance revival antique piece of jewelry!
Materials: Sterling Silver
Gemstones: Black onyx, natural coral, genuine opal, green agate
Measurements: 7 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Each plaque measures 1 1/8 inch by 7/8 inch
Weight: 23 grams
Hallmarks: NA - tested and guaranteed to be sterling silver
Condition: Very, very good with all gemstones present and in place. No chips or nicks to any of the onyx sections as well as the gemstones in the flower plaques. There may have been a gold wash to the flowers at one time but only show a mere trace now. A beautiful antique bracelet that has passed through time with aplomb!