Antique Gold and Ruby Bracelet by A. J. Hedges & Co.
Antique vari-color gold and platinum bracelet designed to resemble fabric squares pinned together, the central panel set with a sapphire.
The Newark jewelry firm A. J. Hedges & Co. utilized their patented process of mottling different gold colors to create checkered and lined patterns, a technique inspired by Japanese metalwork. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a similarly designed bracelet by A. J. Hedges & Co.
By A. J. Hedges & Co., Newark, NJ, ca. 1900
Length: 8 inches