Vintage from the 1950s
Bracelet length: 7.5 Inches; Bracelet width: .6 Inches
Materials: Gold tone on Metal, Aurora Borealis Crystal
Chain style: Stone & cup chain
Closure: Snap lock
Style: Art deco
I tried to capture the irridescence of this beauty by taking pictures under different types of lighting - direct and diffused. It kind of worked! You can see in some photos that the Aurora Borealis crystal shines sky blue, while in direct lighting, shines a more pinkish hue. Either way, this bracelet is an absolute beauty and is a true representation of the magic of Aurora Borealis crystal - my favourite type of stone!
Aurora Borealis is an iridescent rhinestone finish developed by Swarovski (a maker of fine rhinestones and Austrian crystals still in business) in 1955. These rhinestones were widely used in costume jewelry manufacture in the late 1950s and early 1960s in numerous colors.
Aurora Borealis, also referred to as “Northern Lights”, are glass rhinestones that have a unique lustrous coating, illuminating a variety of colors. Aurora Borealis specifically refers to the paper-thin metallic coating that is dispersed onto crystals or glass beads, producing a gorgeous dazzling shine.