This antique Emerald Paste bracelet is absolutely bewitching!
Inlaid with the richest grass-green "Lazarus" Emerald Paste, this antique bracelet is one of the best examples of this type of extremely collectable Paste jewellery that we've ever had in our collection!
Lazarus Paste is the Dom Perignon of Emerald Paste- formulated around the early 1900's to capture the special beauty of natural Emeralds. Lazarus Paste not only replicates the phenomenal colour of the finest Columbian Emeralds, but also the natural characteristics of their inclusions as well.. so much so, that sometimes they have been known to fool professionals jewellers!
These pompadour clusters, the delicate floral inspiration, and that fabulous colour will have all your friends green with envy!
ERA: Edwardian/ Georgian revival, c.1900-1905.
MEASUREMENTS: Bracelet length 7 & 3/4" or 19.5cm.
Bracelet width 16mm.
Green Paste 11mm long x 7.5mm wide.
White Paste graduates from 2mm to 3mm diameter.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Green Emerald Lazarus Paste, Diamond Paste.
HALLMARKS: Tests as Sterling Silver throughout.
EXCELLENT/ VERY GOOD: This antique Emerald Paste bracelet is in sublime condition for its age. Lazarus Paste is a special type of Paste that is used to create inclusions that are akin to natural Emeralds and it is a fine sought after rarity in the antique world. There is some minute wear to the bracelet, such as one tiny Paste gemstone is missing, but this is hardly noticeable and does not detract from this bracelet's bright and fiery sparkle. And, the clasp is a little stiff, that being said the entirety of the piece is secure and strong.