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Mazer | Aquamarine Basket Weave Cuff Bracelet
. . . . Jewels of Elegance !


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Wow! I had a difficult time capturing the beauty of this signed Mazer bracelet. Because of the concave design it picks up every image nearby so please see all photos to get the best sense of this fantastic Sterling Mazer Clamp style Cuff bracelet. I love it when I find the ad that went along with the jewelry. The collection was called “Jewels of Elegance” and first appeared in Vogue during the 1940s. This bracelet was definitely loved and worn, but it looks great. The red glass oval rhinestones are unfoiled and beautiful. You will find flea bites or nicks in some of these stones as you will also find light scratches on the main glass aquamarine center stone. The color is more of a gold than rose gold. The baguette and chaton clear rhinestones sparkle and shine. I always overstate the condition of any wear so that, you the buyer, will not be disappointed. I assure you that this is a spectacular design and it is in great condition. The slide closure snaps tightly and it looks to have the original safety chain. The basket weave design gives this such a unique look. All metal is in good vintage condition with some wear and darkening to the Vermeil finish. This is certainly a piece that rarely is seen on the secondary market.

Bracelet — I have a 6.2 inch wrist and this does fit me. Because of the width and the clamper style it is too difficult to get a measurement.



Jomaz Jewelry History —

Founded by Joseph Mazer and his brother Lincoln about 1927 in New York. They made affordable, simulations of expensive jewelry. In 1946, Joseph set up his own company, marking his work "Jomaz." Early in 1930, Marcel Boucher joined the firm as a designer and remained there until 1937, when he left to open his own company. Andre Fleuridas (in the early 1950s) and Adolfo (in the 1970s) also designed for Joseph Mazer. Others include; Thierry Mugler, in 1978; and Sandra Miller. The companies made costume jewelry up to the 1970s.

Louis and his son Nat continued the Mazer Brothers business, and Joseph and his son Lincoln, in partnership with Paul A. Green, formed Joseph J. Mazer & Co., Inc. and became known as Jomaz. Mazer Brothers continued producing jewelry until 1951. Jomaz ceased production in 1981.

Jomaz designs often combined metals to create a two-tone effect. Metalwork was often textured or irregular in outline to add interest. Cabochons, so rare in most costume jewelry, often appear on Jomaz's pieces. Large square cut pastes, which mainly disappeared after the 1940s, were an attractive Jomaz feature that persisted to the late 1970s.

The Mazer brothers preferred abstract to figural designs. They are best known for their 1940s glamorous "cocktail-style" pieces, where large, often square-cut pastes were set in gold-plated silver; a jewelry technique referred to as "vermeil." Jewelry by Mazer are of high quality with superior stones and designs. Trendy designs would have involved, floral, foliate, faux pearls or the best Austrian rhinestones, just to name a few. The Mazer Brothers and Jomaz designs were often affordable versions of the great designs in precious jewelry.

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