period sapphire-diamond tennis bracelet?

Phillyfan

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What are your opinions on this estate piece? I did not have nerve to ask jeweler if I could take a picture. So I will do my best to describe it. Basically it is a double row tennis bracelet style set in platinum. The pattern is 3 diamonds, 3 sapphires, 3 diamonds all the way around on both rows. The diamonds are real and about .05 each. But.... the sapphires are 90% likely lab created. The price is $5600. If the total diamond carat weight is 2.5 and all set in platinum, what are your thoughts? Would you ever consider estate jewelry and/or lab created sapphires? I love how it feels (weight of it), how it looks and that I don't think I will see anyone wearing anything like it. Just don't know my thoughts on not having brand new and genuine sapphires. Thanks so much for ALL opinions!
 

skyqueen

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Hmm...are you sure the sapphires are lab created?
Surprised they'd use lab created sapphires with genuine diamonds and plat.
 

Phillyfan

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Thanks so much for your response! The art deco period - 1920-1935 - used lots of synthetic gemstones. I researched art deco period pieces for the better part of last evening! I learned a lot. So it was not uncommon to NOT use real sapphires even though the bracelet is indeed 100% platinum. The diamonds are genuine. Need to visit bracelet in person again!
 

skyqueen

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Thanks so much for your response! The art deco period - 1920-1935 - used lots of synthetic gemstones. I researched art deco period pieces for the better part of last evening! I learned a lot. So it was not uncommon to NOT use real sapphires even though the bracelet is indeed 100% platinum. The diamonds are genuine. Need to visit bracelet in person again!
That's interesting, Philly!
Try to sneak a pic!
 

Phillyfan

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I will try to sneak a photo. I learned a little more. The bracelet has 42 diamonds. But since it is a double bracelet - there are 21 on each row. So there are groups of 3 diamonds alternating with groups of 3 sapphires all around. The diamonds are VS1 and VS2 and G-H color. The sapphires are synthetic. I love love this piece! Next time I go back to make a payment, I will try to get photo. If I take it from my iphone 5S and email it to myself, how do I post it on this forum? Thanks! If you want to see similar single line bracelet, langantiques.com has one pictured with emeralds.
 

Phillyfan

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Just go to art deco bracelets and it is the 2nd bracelet. Perhaps some kind member here can copy and paste it so I will get more responses! But the one from Lang Antiques (located in San Francisco) is 3 diamond, 3 emerald all the way around in a box setting and a line bracelet. Very similar to mine except mine is 2 rows and sapphires in place of emeralds.
 

HollySimone

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Thanks so much for your response! The art deco period - 1920-1935 - used lots of synthetic gemstones. I researched art deco period pieces for the better part of last evening! I learned a lot. So it was not uncommon to NOT use real sapphires even though the bracelet is indeed 100% platinum. The diamonds are genuine. Need to visit bracelet in person again!
Yep.

I have a gold and synthetic ruby ring from that time period. I never thought I would purchase a synthetic stone, but it was so pretty, and the price of the ring was based only on the price of the gold, that I couldn't resist!