Damasquinado De Toledo Spain 80's vintage gold plated bracelet. This is a gorgeous link or scarab design with a delicate bird and floral etching. The domed links give this a Renaissance appeal, book chain connectors not only add to the look but also add strength and durability. The etching on this bracelet is elegant and feminine- in perfect unworn condition, on the original store card. A truly beautiful piece!
This has a 24 KT plating - safety chain, and sturdy slide in clasp closure. The card is marked Damasquinado De Toledo ORO 24KTS. Incrustado, dated 2-7-87, made in Spain.
Measurements: Length 7 1/2" Width 1/4"
Damaquinado de Oro items generally reflect two distinct types of patterns; the Arabesque or geometric designs, and the Renaissance motif.
Damasquinado de Oro Jewelry is the art of decorating non-precious metals with 18 and 24 carat gold. It has roots in the Middle Ages and originates from the oriental-style artisan work done in Damascus, Syria. The craft, perfected by the Arabs and brought with them to Spain, has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries. These patterns are obtained by engraving deep, patterned cuts into steel and then placing a gold foil into lines of the design. This foil is hammered until the gold penetrates into the cuts. Each piece is treated with a bluing solution to obtain oxidation and the black background is formed.