A platinum, ruby and diamond bangle, 1930s, Udall & Ballou, New York

There is something very American about this bangle, with its steeply stepped three-dimensional design reminiscent of so many of Manhattan's high rise buildings of the time.

We particularly like the contrasting texture, colour and surfaces brought about through the use of calibré-cut rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds.

The large scale of this bangle bracelet is very much in line with the fashion of the time, often inspired, in Europe as well as America, by African tribal art and jewels popularised by contemporary exhibitions in New York and Paris.

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An Art Deco diamond and ruby cuff bracelet by Udall & Ballou c. 1930, of tapering three dimensional geometric design set with four vertical and two horizontal lines of squareand rectangular step-cut calibré rubies in a surround of brilliant cut diamonds, front opening with a hinge at the centre back, mounted in platinum

Origin: America

Gemstones and other materials:
Round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 5.7cts
Square and rectangular step-cut rubies estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 4cts

Setting: platinum, signed Udall & Ballou

0.5″ at centre back | 1″ wide at centre front | Internal circumference: 6.25″

Weight: 60 grams


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