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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1935-45 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chaumet (made for)
    Verger Frères (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold and platinum, with rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 55, shelf C, box 6

The bangle appears to be sliced open to reveal a core of rubies standing out from a field of pavé-set diamonds. The use of gold in the 1930s was partly fashion and partly a response to the need to diversify production following the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Chaumet cut its Paris workshop staff from 80 to 15, but it won through to supply three parures to Princesse Alice de Bourbon de Parme on her marriage in 1936.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1935-45 (made)


Chaumet (made for)
Verger Frères (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Gold and platinum, with rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds


Height: 6.0 cm, Width: 5.7 cm, Depth: 3.2 cm

Descriptive line

Bangle, gold, platinum, with rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, made by Verger Frères for Chaumet, Paris, 1935-45.


Gold; Platinum; Ruby; Diamond


Stone-cutting; Stone setting


Metalwork; Jewellery


Metalwork Collection

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