We have similar Modernist and Sweetheart items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Mid Century C. Markings: "Italy 925" on the link of the bracelet, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 11.4 Grams.Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.5" and measures 0.45" wide. Closure/Clasp Type : This bracelet lacks a clasp and will need one attached in order to be worn securely. Handmade during the Mid Century era in Italy in the Sweetheart and Modernist styles. The chain of the bracelet consists of looping heart-shaped motifs made out of sterling silver. The bracelet lacks a clasp and will need one attached in order to be worn.
The bracelet is missing its clasp and will need one attached in order to be worn; your local jeweler can easily attach a clasp of your choosing. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.
Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age.
Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. The Mid-Century Modernist style became a movement in art and jewelry in the 1940s, right after World War II, and peaked in the 1950s.The use of multi-colored metals became very popular due to wartime restrictions on certain materials; it was not uncommon to have brass, copper or gold-alloy accents with silver backgrounds. Mid-century Modernism is marked by clean lines and bold, abstract geometric shapes. Sweetheart jewelry was an intensely romantic and patriotic fashion that began with World War I and remained through the end of World War II. Soldiers would gift these pieces of jewelry to their wives and sweethearts who remained at home while they were fighting overseas.
Many materials and metals were rationed during the great wars, so these pieces were made of alternative materials, such as wood or plastic. Silver was not a rationed material, and was used to create higher quality pieces. This type of jewelry was a reminder and a promise to fighting soldiers all over the world. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century Sterling Silver Modernist Sweetheart Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, May 4, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.