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Diamonds of the Sea, Shells & Pearls, vintage mellowed cuff, a Mermaid's best friend

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This mellowed mother of pearl beauty would surely be a Mermaid's best friend! Shells & pearlized beads that are mellowed to a smooth creaminess of shimmer, cream with a VERY oh so slight hint of pink tones and set in a lovely pattern. Nice luster on the pearlized round beads. Perfect for Easter Sunday , the mermaid's equivalent to the bonnet! There's a time worn patina to the shells, pearls, and wires that you don't see in newer MOP's made in China and Hong Kong today. This is an unusual vintage MOP cuff and I've not seen another quite like it. Unnlike most mop pearl vintage bracelets that are stretchy bracelets, this is actually a wire cuff with 2 wires with an alternating pattern of mother of pearl chips and pearlized looking beads. And then both wires are connected by perpendicular rows with pearls on the ends and these lovely shell pieces in the middle of each row. Like a true cuff, it has an opening where it pulls apart and will adjust to any size wrist. On most MOP vintage bracelets, the pieces are connected by stretch cord and when you stretch it so far, the shells pull apart and the cord shows. The beauty of this piece is that it is very flexible but the size adjust by the gap opening wider but the placement and design staying intact.
The actual mop chips average 1/2" long while the little "pearls" are 3cm by 4cm so the places where the pearlized beads are worn are not as obvious as they are in photo 3.
So feminine and intricate! To look so dainty it is really a heavier weight for its size because it is chocked full.
Upon close inspection, you will see that a few of the pearlized beads have spots where the pearlized finish is wearing off and they are more crystal looking. This only adds to the overall bling effect when you view it. On the ends of the two main wires where they pull apart to adjust to wrist size there are of course 4 ends. Three have a mop chip hanging from the end with one missing. But this would be the part underneath your wrist and it really is not a obvious with all the luster you have.
With a cloth tape measuring around the outside as you see it here it measure 9 1/2" with no gap at the cuff opening. On a 6" wrist, it fits well with the ends slightly overlapping. But it can easily expand to a very large wrist. The opening is 2" as you see it here.

Visit the Sea Jewels section of my shop for more vintage pieces and some OOAK creations of mine using vintage embellishments and incorporating hand patinaed finishes. This bracelet in this listing is in it's original vintage condition and I have not altered it.
I have an eclectic mix in my shop, see below. (: Or visit!
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Convo with zip for Alaska or Hawaii or if you want shipping OUTSIDE U.S. If this is a gift, consider some of the vintage cards in my shop. I will also be adding some OOAK sea themed cards of my own soon. I already have my Octopus card listed and it has a generic greeting that can go for any occasion! (And he's cute in a "Jacques Cousteau" kind of way!)
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In SeaSeaRider I have many gifts for the hard to buy for, both vintage and original art of mine. Alot, but not all, is SEA-inspired! I have books, birds, botanicals, original Sea Signs made with my wooden letterpress stamps, vintage bottle art (aka Sea Mail), ephemera, vintage Valentines & Christmas, old seashell bookplates for framing, REAL OLD shells, ETC.

May God truly bless you with much love & joy this year. And may every day be a beach day!

Diamonds of the Sea, Shells & Pearls, vintage mellowed cuff, a Mermaid's best friend


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: mop shells, pearlized beads, wire
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 833 reviews
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