Exceptional Retro Ruby, Diamond Buckle Bracelet

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The buckle motif has been used in jewelry since the Victorian Era and had a huge resurgence in the 1920s through the 1940s. Van Cleef & Arpels was the first to design the buckle bracelet in 1935; all of the top jewelers soon followed including Tiffany & Co and Cartier.
This particular bracelet is a true classic yet with unusual styling. Though unsigned, it appears to have been manufactured by the jewelers who worked for both Tiffany & Cartier as they both sold this exact bracelet. Composed of 14kt yellow gold, platinum, diamonds and rubies, one striking difference in this from many other buckle bracelets is the wonderfully flexible textured strap, giving this a 3 dimensional, machine age look to it. The underside however, is as soft as silk on the wrist.
The substantial clasp is indeed a marvel as well adjusting to fit any wrist with its largest size extending to 7.25 inches by means of a very finely made lock within the clasp itself.

Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 8" long; 1" wide; Clasp is 1 1/8" wide
Gross Weight: 33.3 dwt; (51.7 grams)
Stones: 19 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds weighing 0.90 carat tcw; F-G color
12 Callibre Cut Rubies weighing 0.50 carat tcw
Circa: 1935-1945

NOTE: Stone weights are estimations only. Stones were not removed from the mounting.