I went to Lucerne, Switzerland and Paris, France. I saw much I will never forget. One warm day in spring I visited the Palace of Versailles and the Hall of Mirrors. I had no idea that any one human being could surround themselves with so much light and gold. There was gold everywhere – walls, ceiling, floors, and mirrors to reflect it all.
The bracelet is small – it doesn’t deserve the title of Versailles. It does, however, in a small way echo some aspect of standing in rooms of gold and the light reflecting everywhere. The bracelet is interesting. It is built with an anticlastic reverse curve…from skilled hammering and forging the bracelet is a simple cuff in 14K yellow gold with an ingenious narrow strip of gold insert tethered to the three bezel-set gems center. The central pieces can flex and move with the bracelet and are anchored at the most outer points of the cuff. We’ve built this bracelet with a rich grape Maine amethyst center and two brilliant green Maine tourmaline sides.
Why did we call it Versailles? Because this bracelet creates in its anticlastic valley, a hall of mirrors in gold. Look at it one way and you will see curious reflections in gold, turn the bracelet slightly all the reflections move and shift. Somehow the feeling I have every time I look at this bracelet is the same as when I stood in the Palace of Versailles. As grand as Versailles? Certainly not. Stunning in a humbling American way? Yes.
If you’re interested in the concept but desire another combination of gems we can do that too. Maine tourmaline a specialty.
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Any purchases you make in January or February 2021 we are extending our Cross return date to the first day of spring, March 20, 2021, or 30 days beyond your purchase date, whichever is longer.
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