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Sweet Romance™ 1920's & Tang Dynasty Inspired Butterfly 6.5" Cuff - 115-933

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115-933 - Sweet Romance™ 1920's & Tang Dynasty Inspired Butterfly 6.5'' Cuff
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Sweet Romance™ 6.5" 1920's & Tang Dynasty Inspired Butterfly Cuff Bracelet

Treat yourself to a 1920's Tang Dynasty inspired look. Designed in your choice of a polished and hammered gold-tone or silver-tone cuff bracelet.

The gold-tone choice features one oval 40 x 30mm black stone, two leaf shaped 12 x 10mm purple stones, eight round 4-11mm green stones, 12 round 3mm dark gray stones, four round 5mm red stones, four round 7mm blue stones and four round 7mm black stones.
The silver-tone choice features two oval 40 x 30mm light blue stones, one leaf shaped 12 x 10mm blue cloud stone, 12 round 5 x 11mm light blue stones, 12 round 3mm purple stones and four round 4mm light purple stones.
All stones are cabochon cut, in bezel settings and are made of glass.

The bracelet measures 6-1/2"L x 2-1/4"W.

Matching items include:

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  • Necklace J402753

    About the Bracelet
    Inspiration for the Tang Butterfly pieces comes from the 1920s and 1930s. Fashion, decorating, hairstyles and makeup all reflected a fascination for everything dynasty-inspired. Silks, enamels and lacquer finishes created a design and fashion trend termed 'chinoiserie.' Tang dynasty jewelry, from approx 600 to 900 CE, used granulation combined with semiprecious gemstones and colored glass stones. Birds, flowers and particularly butterflies were favorite themes and were revived in 20th century fashion jewelry. On this cuff, two sculptured butterflies frame a large oval glass stone. The cuff, butterflies and bezel are masterfully fabricated by hand.

    Part of the Sweet Romance Collection.

    California residents only: “Proposition 65” WARNING

  • Created / Simulated Gem    Cuff    

    Created or simulated gemstones: Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these natural stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created or simulated gemstones. They can be identical in mineral and chemical contents to their naturally occurring counterparts. The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the costs, but also to produce larger, more perfectly formed stones.

    Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.

    A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.

    Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.

    Necklace & Bracelet Clasp Types

    A clasp is more than a practical device used to fasten your jewelry. It is part of the overall design and can be a very important focal point. Be sure to consider if it will suit your needs of durability, fashion, comfort and peace of mind.

    Lobster Claw Clasp: As a traditional clasp style found in bracelets and necklaces, the lobster claw is generally reserved for heavier styles that may need added strength. The closure's shape is more oblong, similar to a teardrop shape, and is controlled by a tip that opens and closes the spring in the clasp. This type is also considered a more expensive finding that can add to the overall value of the jewelry piece.

    Magnetic Clasp: The popularity of the magnetic clasp has greatly increased in recent years. It is a quick and easy way to secure jewelry while not having to fuss with a tiny clasp, which can be difficult if you have long fingernails, arthritic hands or other mobility challenges. A magnetic clasp relies on a strong internal magnet that works to pull both ends of the clasp together. In most cases, a magnetic clasp is used for light to medium weight jewelry pieces that do not put excessive stress on the magnet.

    Slide Insert Clasp: This type of clasp is exactly as it sounds. With a box-like shape that is hollow on the inside, the wearer will slide the nearly-flat tab into the box until it clicks, indicating a secure closure. On some jewelry, a slide insert clasp will be accompanied by a side safety catch, which adds strength and security to the clasp. Although this type of clasp is found on both bracelets and necklaces, it is particularly popular on bracelet styles. These types of clasps are often reserved for more expensive jewelry.

    Spring Ring Clasp: One of the most common closure types, the spring ring clasp is typically used for light to medium weight bracelets or necklaces. It is round in its design and features a small tip which controls the opening and closing of the spring. The circle then closes around another smaller loop or link at the other end of the strand.

    Toggle Clasp: A toggle clasp is a narrow piece of metal, usually designed in the shape of a bar, which is then pushed through a circular ring to act as a fastener. Unlike the lobster claw or spring ring clasps, a toggle clasp is not controlled by a spring. The pretty design is less secure than other closure types, but is usually meant to be a big part of the design and is meant to "show". The clasp is an attractive way to secure a chunkier link bracelet or necklace.

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