Designed as a series of gently graduating chevron-shaped black rhodium-plated and then brushed rose gold links, embellished with diamonds around lozenge-shaped diamond accents, centring on a stone weighing 3.05 carats,...
Designed as a series of gently graduating chevron-shaped black rhodium-plated and then brushed rose gold links, embellished with diamonds around lozenge-shaped diamond accents, centring on a stone weighing 3.05 carats, links threaded upon a flexible chain, to a hook and loop clasp, by THEODOROS. Total diamond weight 8.53 carats. Total length of bracelet (including clasp) 18cm. At widest part 2.5cm wide.
Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the diamond weighing 3.05 carats is J colour and VVS1 clarity and accompanying letter stating it is a Type IIa diamond.
This bracelet is inspired by traditional Indian bajubands or armlets worn as part of the 'Solar Shringar' or bridal adornment rituals. These decorative armlets have a long history and were indeed traditionally worn by men before the later delicate examples were adopted by women. There is a photo above of an antique pair which reside in a corner of Theodoros' office.
Unlike the rigidity of the traditional bajubands worn over the biceps, this bracelet's fluidity envelops and marries itself to the contours of your wrist...
This bracelet is a good opportunity to identify a recurring consideration in Theodoros' jewellery; the colour of gold. Eschewing the traditional approach of favouring either white or yellow, there is often an undefinable shade, tone and even finish to Theodoros' metal work. This particular bracelet uses a slightly rose-coloured gold that is then rhodium plated black and finally sanded down...this final stage having a similar effect to shading in a pencil drawing...it creates barely-perceptible high and low points and in doing so plays with the impression of depth. The satin surface of the gold, an effect of minimising the polish, also accentuates the strong reflections in the adjoining diamond-set links.
It's a wonderful testament to taking no element of a jewel for granted.