E617 Gold Inlay Damascene Bangle Bracelet with Lovely Bird Motif:


The bangle is gold-filled in the style of the later Victorian round bangles with the same type of clasp and hinges. I do not know the age of this bangle. It has an inlay of Damascene with bird's, leaves and flowers.
A Brief History of Antique and Vintage Damascene Jewelry. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans were known to produce items with damascene-like designs. The artisans of Damascus, Syria are credited with developing the process into a high art form over 2,000 years ago, hence the name “damascene.”
*Damascene is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background to produce intricate patterns similar to niello. The English term comes from a perceived resemblance to the rich tapestry patterns of damask silk. Artisans' hand etch designs into the darkened metal. Once the designs are completed, silver and gold foil from large spools are applied into the crevices. The result is striking and beautiful. Some of the designs use yellow gold, rose gold, and silver to create a lovely color pattern.
The damascene work and the bangle are in excellent condition and strong to wear. The inside measurement of the bangle is 7 inches which is an average size.

Price: $220.00