"Gems" fashioned from glass aka "paste" 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. When Strasser's unique process of paste-making ceded dominance to Swarovski around the turn of the last century, paste-set jewelry became a thing of the past.
This classy late Victorian paste bracelet is made in sterling silver with a lovely green and white oval cluster at the face. The bracelet features a concealed clasp and a delicate safety chain.