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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Sapphire Bracelet

Sapphire and diamond bracelet
Photo by Ken Larsen. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH G11595-00
Weight 209.3 ct

Gift of Laurence J. Blickman in 2016.

This cobblestone-style bracelet of blackened 18k gold is set with 288 cabochon cut blue sapphires totalling 209.3cts. The cabochons are well-matched in color and are a mix of round, oval, and heart shapes. There are also 45 round brilliant cut diamonds set in white gold with a total weight of 0.76ct. Each gem is set with four prongs in an open framed cell that is wire-wrap connected for flexibility.



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