*Paul Binder 1970 Swiss 18 kt gold bracelet with Ebony wood and 3.80 Cts in VS diamonds
A rare bangle bracelet designed by Paul Binder.
Beautiful statement piece made in Zurich Switzerland, back in the 1970's. This is a one-of-a-kind bracelet carefully crafted by Paul Binder itself in solid 18 karats of polished yellow gold and is suited with a hinged tension mechanism with an invisible push lock.
Is embellished, with a pair of polished curved elements, carved from exotics natural Macassar ebony wood. The carvings are placed in such way that the natural veins of the wood are in free forms, curvilineal position creating a great contrast of shiny tonalities.
Mount, with an impeccable pave setting of 74 very fine white colorless diamonds. all of them are round brilliants cuts and gradated (.02-.06 cts), with a combined weight of 2.24 carats, E/F color, VS-1 clarity.
In addition there have 26 round brilliant cuts of natural colored diamonds, 1.56 carats, fancy colors (yellow, orange, champagne, brown, pink and green), VS-2 clarity.
have a total weight of 55.7 grams and fit a wrist up to 6.5 inches (16 cm). The measure at the widest part is 28 mm (1.10 inches).
Paul binder, was a very famous and talented swiss goldsmith. He opened his first workshop in the 1974 in the city of Winterthur in Switzerland and the second one in the city of Zurich located on the number 4 of Storchengrasse, (Storchen street). He studied jewelry design and manufacture in numerous places including Germany, Denmark and Italy. He is very well know as one of the best Switzerland's goldsmith due his outstanding skills in all jewelry matters.
Note: Makassar (Macassar) ebony, is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenacea that is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The common name Makassar ebony is for the main seaport on the island, Makassar. Makassar ebony wood is reported to be a strong variegated, streaky brown and black, and nearly always wide-striped. It is considered a highly valuable wood for turnery, fine cabinet work, and joinery and is much sought for posts in traditional Japanese houses. Japan used to be the main importer of this wood. It is also used as a wood in fingerboards for guitars and other related instruments and very fine jewelry.
Provenance: Acquired in Zurich, Switzerland in the 1980, a private collection in NYC.
A very rare collector's masterpiece crafted with meticulously precision and in impeccable condition.
INVENTORY REF: B0000TENN/1.338