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Bracelet

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Oscar Heyman & Bros (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with diamonds and sapphires

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.142-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf D, box 8

This simple strip of diamonds and sapphires is a fine example of the densely-packed gemstones with minimal platinum settings which typify the diamond jewellery of the Art Deco period.

Oscar Heyman and his brother had been born in Russia and apprenticed in the Ukraine before they arrived as immigrants in New York in 1906. He worked for some years for Cartier New York before he and his brother established their own jewellery firm in 1912.

Physical description

Narrow diamond and sapphire bracelet with an angular meandering pattern, set in platinum.

Place of Origin

New York (made)

Date

ca. 1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Oscar Heyman & Bros (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum set with diamonds and sapphires

Dimensions

Length: 172 mm, Width: 5 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Bracelet of platinum set with diamonds and sapphires, made by Oscar Heyman & Bros, New York, about 1925.

Materials

Platinum; Diamond; Sapphire

Techniques

Stone setting; Stone cutting

Categories

Metalwork; Accessories; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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