Edwardian Silver and Paste Tennis Bracelet

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Paste, invented by the Viennese jeweler Joseph Strasser in 1758, is the precursor to rhinestone jewelry. The "gems" fashioned from glass were cut and polished with the same care and precision as precious gemstones. These stones, rich in color and sparkle, were incredibly popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and were worn by aristocrats alongside their diamonds and sapphires. This coin silver bracelet was made at the turn of the 20th century and features bright, diamond-like white paste of matched size with a concealed clasp of ever-so-slightly larger proportions.

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  • Materials: coin silver, paste
  • Age: c. 1900
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7.5" length
  • Location: To see this bracelet in person please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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About Details

Paste, invented by the Viennese jeweler Joseph Strasser in 1758, is the precursor to rhinestone jewelry. The "gems" fashioned from glass were cut and polished with the same care and precision as precious gemstones. These stones, rich in color and sparkle, were incredibly popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and were worn by aristocrats alongside their diamonds and sapphires. This coin silver bracelet was made at the turn of the 20th century and features bright, diamond-like white paste of matched size with a concealed clasp of ever-so-slightly larger proportions.

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  • Materials: coin silver, paste
  • Age: c. 1900
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7.5" length
  • Location: To see this bracelet in person please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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