All sorts of materials
From James Alfredson
Carved from a solid piece of Black Ebony with a peak domed profile embellished to both sides by a continuous silver scalloped and swag mount set with single diamonds in a millegrain rimmed setting.
(Text and image credit: James Alfredson)
From Lang Antique and Estate Jewelry
5/8 inch wide and wonderful, this consummate Victorian hinged bangle bracelet, rendered in 14K rosy-yellow gold, is beautifully adorned all around with an intricate texture overlaid with fanciful foliate black enamel Taille d’Epargné. Pristine and perfect on the outside, a couple meaningless minor dings on the inside. Hand engraved on the inside “Addie F. Dayton” who, according to our intrepid in-house researcher, graduated in 1880 from the Kansas public school system.Taille d’epargné, sometimes referred to as black enamel tracery, translates from the French literally as “saving cut.” It is a variation of champlevé whereby engraved lines forming a design are incised into the metal and are filled with opaque enamel– usually black.(Text and image credit: Lang Antique and Estate Jewelry)