VINTAGE RICHELIEU Bracelet Faux Pearl Bracelet & Gold
This vintage faux pearl cluster and gold tone Richelieu bracelet is gorgeous!Richelieu was founded by Joseph H. Meyer in New York in 1911. What an ama …
This vintage faux pearl cluster and gold tone Richelieu bracelet is gorgeous!Richelieu was founded by Joseph H. Meyer in New York in 1911. What an amazing find!
The reason Richelieu pearls were an affordable and preferred alternative to the expensive pearls was their patented pearl manufacturing process.
Richelieu pearls were manufactured over a base of mother of pearl. Then several layers of a rare iridescent coating found from a European fish finalized each pearl. This complex process is the reason the pearls on this bracelet look so beautiful, after many decades.
The logo RICHELIEU is on both inner clasps. See one of the photos above to see the signature.
This bracelets is decades old and displays beautifully, in excellent condition.
The state of the logo and underside of the bracelet including the style of font used lead me to believe this bracelet is from the 1950’s.
Bracelet has seashell detail near clasps.Secure and strong closure.
bracelet: 7 inches long x approx. 1/2 inch wide