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Tiffany Diamond Bracelet

Tiffany & Co.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This diamond bracelet was designed by Tiffany & Co. during the Art Deco period. The platinum bracelet has a flexible band set with square-cut and round-cut diamonds, totaling approximately 9.85 carats. The round brilliant cut diamonds are bead set in square bezels and the square-cut diamonds are channel set and flanked on either side by black enamel bands. The Art Deco Period (1920-1935) produced dazzling jewelry that was dramatically different from the jewelry of the previous periods, shifting from soft colors and flowing sinuous lines of the earlier Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras to bolder, brighter colors and straight lines. New geometric cuts for gems complimented the symmetry and streamlined look of Art Deco jewelry. Colored gemstones such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds, as well as enamel work, became popular. This diamond and enamel bracelet is an elegant example of the superb style and craftsmanship of Tiffany & Co. It was bequeathed to the Smithsonian Institution in 2007 by Margaret McCormack Sokol and is a “treasure from the vault” at the National Museum of Natural History.

Gift of Margaret M. Sokol in 2007.This object was designed by Tiffany & Co.

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  • Title: Tiffany Diamond Bracelet
  • Creator: Tiffany & Co
  • Type: Bracelet
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Platinum, enamel, diamond
  • Weight: 9.85ct
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): G10604
  • Photo Credit: Ken Larsen, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Mineral Sciences

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