French regional citrine bracelet in yellow gold 18 karats. This bracelet is composed of five oval citrines faceted on red foils, set in a closed and curved setting. The gems are alternated with four openwork filigree links. These citrines are called “Catalan Brazils”, they are from Perpignan area. Bracelet from the middle of the 20th century, South East of France. Regional jewellery.
Eagle head hallmark and LB goldsmith hallmark
Diameter : 5 cm
Dimensions of a link set with a citrine: 10 mm x 17 mm
Note : clasp secured by a chain.
Condition : scratches from use
Weight : 16.95 gr
This bracelet is matched with a ring (here) and a pair of earrings (here) visible on the last photograph.
More information: at this period, the stones most used in Roussillon are garnets, citrines or Aurillac topazes. A red metallic paper was placed under the stone to give it changing light reflections, these stones are called “Brésils”, also called “Oli i Vinagre” in Roussillon, France.