Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Bracelet
Striking Art Deco design with fine emeralds andlarge fancy cut diamonds. The total diamond weight is approximately 11.3 cts., The diamonds are both European cut and large triangle cuts. These triangular cuts are unusual and hard to find. They range in color from I to J, and very slightly included. The Colombian emeralds are a medium sweet green color weighing approximately 3.8 cts. The emeralds are natural with no treatment and are very slightly to slightly included. This flexible hand made platinum piece has detailed engraving on the sides, it is 7 1/4 inches long and 5/16th to 3/8th inches wide. This bracelet is a fine example of Art Deco workmanship. The basics of this composition is populated with criss-crosses and vegetative motifs, punctuated with geometric lines, bars and hexagons of of emeralds. This bracelet comes from a well established vocabulary of Art Deco colored stones and diamond jewels.
Upon closer inspection, this piece reveals a rich tradition of American sophistication from Marcus and Dreiser through Oscar Heyman and Tiffany. Notice the role of the unusual and bold open-culet matched triangles as they set off the larger emeralds. Notice too, the deftly carved sides of the bracelet a hallmark of finely made pieces at this time. The composition is flat but it also declares itself to be a very special effort by E.M. Gattle was one of America's most respected yet unheralded New York Houses. Enrico Caruso was a constant client as was many Hollywood stars.