A remarkable piece, this stunning Inca influenced panel bracelet is hand-wrought from sterling silver and 18k yellow gold.
Entirely crafted by hand, each element is intricately cut, shaped, textured, and polished manually. It is dimensional and bold.
Each panel is the backdrop for large, raised dimensional flowers. Nestled at the center of each flower is a different character fashioned from solid 18k gold.
The center panel is the tallest at 46 mm (almost 1 7/8 in). It holds the main character, a human or god. His eyes are set with round turquoise cabochons. The center of the panel rises 3/8 in above the wrist.
The second largest panel is mirrored right and left, and the flower holds a gold llama. It measures 1 1/4 inches and rises 5/16 in above the wrist.
Birds are depicted left and right on the next panels. They hold snakes on their long beaks, and their eyes are set with tiny turquoise cabochons. The panels measure 7/8 inches wide and rise 1/4 inches above the wrist.
Last but not least, the smallest panels next to the clasp depict mountain cats. Due to the innocent and primitive style of this bracelet, they look like adorable kittens. They have tiny turquoise cabs for eyes. Each panel is 7/8 inches wide and rises 1/4 inches above the wrist.
This mixed metals bracelet is 7 in long. Since each panel is curved, the bracelet fits like a dream.
The box clasp is hidden. There is a safety chain. The chain is a replacement and is not sterling.
The total approximate weight of this Inca bracelet is 19 grams. It is not signed or fully marked and was carefully tested. This is part of a bracelet and pendant brooch set. The pendant brooch is marked and is sold separately. This fabulous set is extremely rare, and it is one of a kind.
The condition on this 18k gold sterling silver Inca bracelet is excellent.