1940s Franconeri 18k Blue Enamel Ruby Bracelet

A stunning 1940s solid 18k gold, blue enamel, and ruby bracelet, made by Franconeri & C. of Firenze, Italy. Weighing a good 33 grams, this bracelet is made with a body and frame entirely of 18k yellow gold, with the central panels decorated with crisscrossing gold lattices set with rubies (35 total, approx. 1.75 ctw), all against a ground of royal blue enamel. The pairing of studded gems against blue enamel is in the tradition of older French ‘firmament’ designs, which seek to evoke the look celestial bodies against the heavens. The remaining gold surfaces of the bangle are further engraved and incised with intricate floral scrolls in the Victorian style.

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