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Riverie - Vintage Silver Rhinestone Crystal Tennis Bracelet. This beautiful bracelet is crafted from silver plate. Featuring rhinestone crystals, Vintage styling, and quality workmanship. This gorgeous bracelet is high quality, expertly set with sparkling rhinestones. The bracelet is substantial in weight, and the claws are nice and thick (a characteristic found in fine good quality pieces). It has a slide and lock closure with a safety chain for additional security. The Vintage bracelet looks stunning when worn, a great quality classic piece for any special occasion.
The name rhinestone comes from the discovery of crystals that were gathered from the Rhine River. Rhinestones are mass produced until 18th century when the founder of Swarovski, Daniel Swarovski, invented machine for cutting and faceting crystal stones.
The style of riviere diamond necklaces and bracelets we know today became popular after the 1871 discovery of the Kimberley Mine in South Africa when diamonds flowed into the western market. ... Great Britain's Queen Mary had a 100-carat collet-set diamond rivière that was made around 1900 and epitomized the style.
Measurements: Bracelet 7 1/2"
Stone Size: Rhinestones 8.00 mm - 4.00 mm
Weight: 10.20 grams
Date: Circa 1960