*Gucci 1970 Milan retro 18 kt yellow gold wrist-arm cuff with 8.96 Ctw of Ceylon sapphires
A rare arm-cuff bracelet designed by Gucci.
Vintage piece created in Milan Italy, around the 1970's. Designed as a sculptural free form cuff with a jeweled sphere and patterns, simulating crocodile skin. -s a one of-a-kind piece crafted in solid 18 karats yellow gold.
Embellished with an impeccable French pave setting of 89 calibrated natural blue sapphires. The gemstones have a total weight of 8.94 carats, are vivid intense blue with exceptional saturation and transparency.
The total weight is 51.9 grams. Fit a wrist up to 8 Inches (20 Cm).
This piece is flexible with a graduated width measures from 28 mm to 15 mm. Can be expanded or shortened and can be used as a arm or wrist cuff.
Stamped with Italian hallmarks and signed, "GUCCI ITALY 18 K .750 1581 AL".
Gucci, was founded in 1921 in the Tuscany region of Italy, in Florence , when Guccio Gucci bought his own shop on 7, Via della Vigna Nuova in Florence, Azienda Individuale Guccio Gucci, where he sold imported leather luggage. He also opened a small workshop to have his own leather goods made by local craftsmen. Eventually, a larger workshop had to be acquired to house Gucci's 60 artisans. In 1935 the invasion of Ethiopia by Mussolini led the League of Nations to impose a trade embargo on Italy. Leather became scarce, pushing Guccio Gucci to introduce other fabrics in the composition of the products, such as raffia, wicker, wood, linen and, jute. The rombi motif, a Gucci signature, was created. The Gucci's developed a new tanning technique to produce "cuoio grasso", which became a Gucci trademark. In 1937, Gucci launched its handbags. Under the direction of Aldo Gucci (son of Guccio), Gucci became a worldwide-known brand, an icon of the Italian Dolce Vita. During the 2010s, Gucci became an iconic 'geek-chic' brand.
Note: we cannot track any other like this, we only know similar pieces from the same collection, with rubies or diamonds.
It is in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: B0000CANN/1.2457