Vintage Handmade Turkish Enamel Bracelet
Egyptian Revival Vintage Jewellery
Amazing vintage sterling silver rope bracelet, gold vermeil and enamel details. Heavy, lovely quality, Etruscan Revival design, beautiful vintage piece. Listing is for the bracelet only, last images to show the matching necklace available.
18.5cm x 1.6cm
SANU 925 Handmade in Turkey
Enamel, Gold Wash, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.
Enamelling is the fusing of powdered, coloured glass to metal under very high heats. There are many different enamelling techniques - Cloisonné decoration is formed by first soldering or adhering silver or gold wires to the base metal in a pattern to create compartments which will remain visible on the surface when the process is finished, these areas are filled with coloured enamel and fired.