1920's DEco Chrysoprase Filigree gilt silver ornate bracelet
Delicate hand worked silver spun wire settings hold these beautiful Chrysoprase apple green cabachons ( you can see light thru them and they are not opaque like green onyx). The bracelet is gilt over sterling and it measures 7" when closed and is 3/4" wide. Ancient cultures believed that a chrysoprase could make one disappear if swallowed. This made the gem a popular one among prisoners & their families. It was also thought that the stone would lose its color in the presence of poison. Romanian folklore claims that chrysoprase enabled its owner to understand the language of lizards, although I've never known lizards to be terribly chatty. Today chrysoprase is appreciated as a calming stone of the heart. This bracelet is from the 20's and other than one link that has been reattached ( see photo) it is in very good condition. VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.
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