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1950s Italian Retro Diamond Gold Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
An impressive and flexible retro gold and diamond (approx. 6cts) bracelet. Made in Italy, circa 1955.
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Vintage 1950s Retro Retro Bracelets

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Retro 18 Karat Yellow Gold Wheat Mesh Bracelet, Italian Vintage
Located in Addison, TX
Retro 18 Karat Yellow Gold Wheat Mesh Bracelet, Italian Vintage. This Mesh vintage bracelet is in excellent condition and is a true one of a kind piece. The way this lays is absolute...
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Vintage 1970s Retro Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Retro Italian Gold, Sapphire, and Diamond Stylized Horseshoe Link Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
A Retro gold bracelet comprised of stylized horseshoe shaped links with alternating diamond and sapphire insets, in 18k and platinum. Italy. Atw 2.25 cts. sapphires, 1.00 ct. diamo...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage Italian Red Coral Bracelet Mounted in Yellow 18 Karat Gold
By Lischetti
Located in Roma, IT
Italian craftsmanship never goes out of style and this spectacular bracelet is a fine example. This beautiful bracelet recaptures an ancient design that incorporates finely carved ...
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Antique 1770s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Coral, 18k Gold

Italian 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Five-Strand Woven Bracelet
Located in QLD , AU
A finely made 18k yellow gold Italian multi-strand (5) plaited bracelet with an 18k white gold rectangular shaped centre piece containing 52 grain set diamonds. The diamonds weigh ap...
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20th Century Retro Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 1960s Italian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Wide Flexible Bracelet
Located in Miami, FL
This desirable bracelet is Italian crafted in 18-karat yellow gold, weighing 81.5 grams and measuring 7.50” around the wrist x 1 inch (24mm wide ). This flexible bracelet displays a ...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1950s Vintage Italian 1.39 Carat Ruby and Yellow Gold Bracelet
By Micheletto
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional vintage Italian 1.39 carat ruby and 18 karat yellow gold bracelet by Micheletto; part of our diverse vintage jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This exceptional,...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Ruby, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Age, Italian Micromosaic, Onyx Bracelet
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
shipping policy: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). For any inquiries,please contact ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Retro Bracelets

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Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Italian Yellow Gold Weave Statement Bracelet
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
A bright, bold classic band of beautiful eighteen karat 18K yellow gold for every occasion. Excellent quality Italian construction at seven inches in length and 5/8 inch wide, the b...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Retro Bracelets

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Retro 18k Gold Bracelet Italian, Circa 1940
Located in Firenze, IT
Designed as chevron shaped links, with Italian assay marks; weight approximately: 87 grams; Length: 21cm
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Vintage 1940s Retro Link Bracelets

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Retro Italian 18K Two-Tone Gold Bracelet, Italy circa 1950
Located in Goettingen, DE
Retro Italian 18K Two-Tone Gold Bracelet, Italy circa 1950 Attractive, elegant bracelet made of two-tone matt gold, the slim, oval looping links in a fishbone pattern. The integral ...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Link Bracelets

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Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Retro Italian Diamond Bracelet in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
The spectacular Diamond bracelet was originated in Italy during the Retro era circa 1940. Each link is composed of twisted rope-like gold work centered with a cluster of diamonds. Th...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Link Bracelets

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Retro 18k Gold Honeycomb Flexible-Link Bracelet by Ranzan Romeo, Italian c.1960s
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An exquisite Retro period honeycomb flexible-link bracelet executed entirely in 18 karat yellow gold with a light rose wash, it was designed and made by Ranzan & Romeo of Vincenza, I...
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20th Century Italian Collectible Jewelry

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Gold

Retro 1970s Italian Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Clamper Bangle Bracelet
Located in Miami, FL
This Italian chic fashionable diamond bangle bracelet is crafted in solid 18-karat yellow gold, weighing 62.8 grams and measuring 7” around the wrist x 35mm wide (max). Embellished b...
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Vintage 1970s Clamper Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K, Gold Bracelet, Pinned Model, Italy ca. 1950
Located in Heerlen, NL
- 750/- Gold bracelet, pinned model, Italy ca. 1950 - length: 17 cm. - Wide: 1.7 cm. - thick: 2 mm. - Weight: 19.59 grams. - Features Italian makers character and gold characters, an...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Chain Bracelets

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

  • 18K, Gold Bracelet, Pinned Model, Italy ca. 1950
  • 18K, Gold Bracelet, Pinned Model, Italy ca. 1950
  • 18K, Gold Bracelet, Pinned Model, Italy ca. 1950
  • 18K, Gold Bracelet, Pinned Model, Italy ca. 1950
W 0.67 in. D 0.08 in. L 7.56 in.
18 Karat Italian Charm Link Bracelet
Located in Palm Desert, CA
18 Karat Italian Charm Link Bracelet. This bracelet features double-round links with two larger hollow oval links and a single disc shaped charm. The hollow disc charm has a nugget t...
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Vintage 1980s Retro Link Bracelets

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

18 Karat Italian Diamond Bead Bracelet
Located in Palm Desert, CA
18 Karat Italian Diamond Bead Bracelet. This bracelet features three rows of beaded chain and eight pave-set round diamonds on each clasp end for a total of sixteen diamonds. The bea...
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Vintage 1980s Retro Chain Bracelets

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Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

18 Karat Gold Italian Eight-Strand Bracelet
Located in Palm Desert, CA
18 Karat Gold Vintage Eight-Strand Bracelet. The bracelet features a large clasp that closes two layers of strands of liquid-like gold threads, each is made from small squares. The t...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Link Bracelets

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Italian Cuban Link Graduate Bracelet
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Vintage Italian 18 Karat Cuban Link Graduate Bracelet. This unique bracelet features graduate Cuban links measuring from 12mm to 7.25mm. The bracelet is 8" long with a box closure an...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Link Bracelets

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Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

18 Karat Gold Italian Five-Strand Bracelet
Located in Palm Desert, CA
18 Karat Gold Vintage Five-Strand Bracelet. The bracelet features a large clasp that closes five strands of liquid-like gold threads, each is made from small rectangles. The top is F...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Link Bracelets

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Bassani Italian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Almandine Bracelet
Located in Goettingen, DE
Bassani Italian 18K Yellow Gold Almandine Bracelet Decorative gold bracelet made of ring-shaped and arched links and set with six deep red almandines. 18 K / 750 gold 6 Almandi...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Link Bracelets

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Garnet, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Domed Curb-Link Italian Bracelet
Located in Palm Desert, CA
18 Karat Domed Curb-Link Bracelet. This bracelet features shiny finish 10.5mm domed curb links. The bracelet is 8" long with a large lobster clasp closure. Stamped on one end of the ...
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1990s Retro Link Bracelets

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Garnets 18 Karat Gold Engraved Bracelet Handcrafted in Italy
Located in Milano, IT
Stunning vintage bracelet dating back to the 1960s with natural deep red garnets. It is crafted in 18 karat light rose gold and entirely engraved by hand. The bracelet length is 195 ...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Link Bracelets

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Garnet, Rose Gold, 18k Gold

Diamond and 18k Yellow Gold 5 Row UnoAErre Floral Design Italian Bracelet
By UnoAErre
Located in New York, NY
Phenomenal Craft 18K Yellow Gold 5 Row Diamond Floral Design Italian Bracelet Stones: Diamond Stone Clarity: SI Clarity Stones: 6 Round Diamonds Stone Carat Weight: 0.60 Carat Br...
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Vintage 1980s Retro More Bracelets

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Antique 18 Kt Rose Gold Set Bamboo Bracelet Earrings Made in Italy
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful bamboo cuff bracelet and earrings in 18k rose gold. Made in Italy. It is stamped with the Italian Gold Mark 750 ___________________________________________________________...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cuff Bracelets

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Italian Retro Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Made around 1960, this Italian bracelet, made in Vicenza, is designed with gold beads in 18K.
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Vintage 1960s Retro Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold

Vintage Retro Italian 18 Karat Gold Honeycomb Link Bracelet, 1950s
Located in Sydney, NSW
A striking Retro design bracelet of a honeycomb pattern of hinged interlocking diamond shaped links in 18k gold to form a wide band with three raised diamond shaped motifs to the cen...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold

Pearls Yellow 18 Karat Gold Cabochon Ruby Retro Bracelet Rome, Italy, 1970s
Located in firenze, IT
Beautiful retro bracelet with 6.5 mm daimeter pearls. 18k yellow gold hand worked and with cabochon ruby closure. Artisan made around 1970s in Rome, Italy. Diameter 6.7 cm - weig...
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Vintage 1970s Baroque Retro Bracelets

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Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold

Pearl Flower Design Italian 18 Karat Gold Bracelet
Located in Napoli, IT
A very femminine and charmng 1940 ca 18 KT solid gold bracelet, bearing Italian post II World War marks Exquisietly styled in an array of gold flowers, detailed with satin, carving a...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Cultured Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

1940s Italian Futurist Gold and Ruby Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
This 18 karat yellow gold bracelet weighing 87 grams was made in Italy (most probably Milan) in the early 1940s. The arrowhead motif is typical of the futurist art movement of the ti...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Ruby, 18k Gold

20th Century Art Deco Yellow and White Gold Bracelet Italy, 1930s
Located in firenze, IT
Beautiful yellow nad white 18k gold art deco bracelet. Realized from 1934 and 1944 in Vicenza, Italy by Ageno Masono. Legth 20 cm
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold

Vintage 1950s Italian 18k Yellow Gold Etruscan Revival Charm Bracelet 130 Grams
Located in London, GB
This is a more than wonderful 18k Etruscan style charm bracelet loaded with 5 enormous charms and weighing a substantial 130 grams. The bracelet is wonderfully worked as the charms. ...
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20th Century Retro Charm Bracelets

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Tourmaline, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Garnet, Opal, Topaz, Yellow Gold, 1...

Vintage 1950s Italian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Etruscan Revival Charm Bracelet
Located in London, GB
This is a more than wonderful 18k Etruscan style charm bracelet loaded with 5 big charms and weighing a substantial 45.5 grams. The charms are wonderfully worked in Etruscan Revival ...
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20th Century Retro Charm Bracelets

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Turquoise, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Tiger's Eye, Garnet, Topaz, 18k Gold, Yel...

Italian Vintage Yellow Gold Rope Bracelet
Located in London, GB
An Italian vintage yellow gold rope bracelet, with three rows of rope designed gold links forming a wide cuff, bearing the italian marks for 18ct gold for Bologna 1938-1944, later h...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cuff Bracelets

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

White Diamonds, 18K White Gold Italian Retrò Bracelet
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
shipping policy: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). For any inquiries, please contact t...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Retro Bracelets

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Italian Diamond Wide Two-Color Gold Mesh Bracelet
Located in Stamford, CT
OTC Italian 18k yellow and white gold mesh bracelet with diamond catch. Circa 1960-1970. 15 round diamonds, .01ct each, approx. total weight .15cts, H, SI1 Length: 7.5 inches 18k ye...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

1940s Retro Italian Gold Buckle Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
A large and chic 18kt yellow mesh gold bracelet, with a geometrical buckle clasp. Made in Italy (hallkmarks), circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s Retro Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold

1950s Italian Retro Diamond Gold Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
A Retro woven and fluted 18kt yellow gold bracelet, highlighted with brilliant cut diamonds. Made in Italy, circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s Retro Retro Bracelets

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Italian Retro Wide Diamond Gold Bracelet
Located in Napoli, Italy
A Stunning bracelet, all handmade in solid 18k yellow gold (marked 750) Made in Italy marked 17VI circa 1940' It is in excellent condition, you can immediately see the indistinguish...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Retro Barrel Link 18 Karat Yellow Gold Bracelet Colored Gemstones Italian
Located in MIAMI, FL
Amazing detail on this Retro Bracelet. Bracelet is crafted out of 18k yellow gold and made in Italy. Exquisite design is seen on this barrel link bracelet as details are seen across...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Amethyst, Citrine, Garnet, Kunzite, Quartz, Tourmaline, 18k Gold

Tosato Bruno Italy Retro Gold Bracelet
Located in Cape May, NJ
Retro 18K Rose Gold Tosato Bruno Venice Italy Chunky Bracelet. The piece is in excellent estate condition and ready to wear. It is hallmarked "750 252 VI". The 750 is the mark for 18...
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Vintage 1960s Modern Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold

Italian Snake Bracelet
Located in London, GB
An Italian gold mesh snake bracelet, with engraved detail to the head set with an oval faceted garnet measuring approximately 9 x 6.5mm, with the tail curling around the head, length...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Garnet, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1960s Italian Flowers Motifs Engraved 18 Karat Yellow Gold Bracelet
Located in Poitiers, FR
Bracelet in 18 Karats yellow gold. Splendid vintage bracelet, it is formed of links articulated between them, and engraved with floral motifs and V in smooth gold. The clasp is hinge...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Retro Bracelets

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Italian 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Five-Strand Woven Bracelet
Located in QLD , AU
A finely made 18k yellow gold Italian multi-strand (5) plaited bracelet with an 18k white gold rectangular shaped centre piece containing 52 grain set diamonds. The diamonds weigh ap...
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20th Century Retro Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, White Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Italy 18 Karat Yellow Gold Twisted Cable Bracelet Bangle
Located in Addison, TX
This bracelet is sure you make feel like a golden goddess. It’s made perfectly to lay flat on the wrist. It is 18 karat yellow gold weighing 4.1 grams. It is 2.9 mm wide. The closure...
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1990s Modern Retro Bracelets

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Tiffany and Co. Diamond and Yellow Gold Bracelet, 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Italy
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fantastic representation of Tiffany and Company craftsmanship. This bracelet is made of 18kt yellow gold and is adorned with round diamonds. It is extremely comfortable and moves ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Retro Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1940s Italian Gold Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Of stylised design, composed of overlapping "knitted" links, embellished by a large buckle of geometrical shape evoking the futuristic movement of the time. 1940s, Italian "Fascio"...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold

Midcentury Italian Gold Bracelet
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Numerous hallmarks originate this architectural creation to Italy and date it to approximately 1950-1960. The uniquely-styled links catch and reflect light from multiple angles, dazz...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

1960s Italian Classic Pearl Diamond Gold Bracelet
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k yellow gold, diamonds approx. 5.75-6.00ctw , VS1-SI1 / H. Salt water cultured pearls. 6 11/16" long ( excluding clasp ) , 20mm wide. weight- 55.6g. hallmarked: 488AL, 750.
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20th Century Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold

Etruscan Styled Vendoraffa Ruby and Enamel 18 Karat Yellow Gold Italian Bracelet
Located in MIAMI, FL
Equisite detail is seen in this beautiful 18k yellow gold bracelet. The bracelet weighs 73.5 grams and is hallmarked with Italian made stamps. This wide ladies bracelet is decorated ...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Retro Bracelets

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Yellow Gold, Enamel

Italian Wide Two Color Gold Mesh Bracelet 1960
Located in Stamford, CT
Beautiful OTC Italian 18k yellow and white gold mesh bracelet with diamond catch. Circa 1960-1970. Italian design beauty. 15 round diamonds, .01ct each, approx. total weight .15ct...
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Vintage 1960s Modern Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Italian Yellow and White Gold Bracelet, circa 1940
Located in London, GB
A vintage, modernist, gold bracelet, with alternating yellow and white gold links, formed of swirls of ribbon. Made in Italy, in Alessandria, with Italian marks for the period that M...
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Vintage 1940s Modernist Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Retro Yellow Gold Bracelet, Italian, circa 1940
Located in Firenze, IT
composed of the rope-motif strands, gross weight approximately 77.4 grams; length: 19cm.
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Vintage 1940s Retro Chain Bracelets

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Gold, 18k Gold

Unusual Italian Retro Gold Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
A chunky and unusual Retro 18kt yellow gold bracelet. Made in Italy (hallmarked), circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Cuff Bracelets

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18k Gold

Brevetto Retro Enamel 18 Karat Gold Italian Braided Wheat Bracelet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Braided wheat style bracelet centering ultramarine blue enamel detail Accented by deeply engraved texture on profile facing links Completed by concealed clasp and figure-eight safe...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Link Bracelets

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Enamel

1950s Trabucco Italian Retro Gold Dachshund Dog Bracelet
Located in Geneva, CH
This Dachshund will never leave you! Adorable and Lovely piece very easy to wear. In yellow gold 18k 750, by the Italian designed Trabucco from MILAN. Total lenght: 8.27 inches (21....
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Vintage 1950s Retro More Bracelets

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Italian Diamond Pearl Multi-Color Gemstones 18k Gold Retro Link Bracelet
Located in Miami, FL
Diamonds, Akoya Pearls, and Colored Gemstones playing with color and elegance in one bracelet, Made in Italy, crafted in 18K yellow gold with a polished finish, with a double fancy ...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Modern Bracelets

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

F.R.O.V. Retro Italian Diamond Ruby Sapphire Mesh Gold Bracelet
Located in Napoli, Italy
A unique knitted in 18k yellow gold bracelet, handcrafted in Italy dated circa 1950, the clasp in Satin gold, is adorned with five principal Round Brilliant Diamonds of the finest Vv...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Chain Bracelets

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Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Italian Diamond Onyx Retro Bypass Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Make a statement with this fabulous retro style diamond and onyx bracelet. The large bypass bangle features 4 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds set in rectangular sections surro...
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Late 20th Century Retro Bangles

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White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Italian Retro Ruby Sapphire Diamond Gold Bangle Bracelet
Located in Napoli, Italy
An unusual and elegant 18k yellow Gold bracelet set with three rows of bright natural Sapphires custom cut weighing total. approximately 4.00 carats, 1.10 carat of round brilliant cu...
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Vintage 1950s Bangles

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

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Retro Italian 18k Bracelet For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the retro italian 18k bracelet you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 129 vintage editions and 1 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect retro italian 18k bracelet among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of the classic retro italian 18k bracelet over the years, but those made by Tiffany & Co., UnoAErre and Cartier are often thought to be among the most beautiful. A retro italian 18k bracelet can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 21 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also cushion cut and brilliant cut versions for sale. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a retro italian 18k bracelet, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Retro Italian 18k Bracelet?

On average, a retro italian 18k bracelet at 1stDibs sells for $7,082, while they’re typically $1,500 on the low end and $37,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Bracelets for You

Today, antique and vintage bracelets are versatile and universally loved accessories that can add polish and pizzazz to any ensemble.

Bracelets were among the jewels discovered to have been buried with Pharaoh Tutankhamun when his tomb was unearthed in 1922, and wrist and arm bracelets were allegedly worn by Queen Puabi in Sumer, southern Mesopotamia. But preceding the adornments of Ancient Egypt and elsewhere, the people of prehistoric times likely wore the decorative accessory, fashioning it from shells and fish bones. When the Bronze Age allowed for more durable materials and semiprecious stones to be incorporated into jewelry, bracelets became a treasured symbol of wealth.

In the thousands of years following the debut of the world’s first bracelets, the artistry behind this common accessory has only broadened, with designers at popular jewelry houses growing more venturesome over time. David Webb looked to nature for his Animal Kingdom bracelets, and for her best-selling bracelets and more at Tiffany & Co., Elsa Peretti would frequently do the same. From bangles to tennis bracelets, the modern age offers plenty of options.

Internationally acclaimed bracelet designs have on occasion become powerful symbols of status, style and, in the case of Cartier's iconic design, love. The Cartier Love bracelet can be found on the wish list of most jewelry lovers and on the wrist of some of the world’s biggest stars. Its arrangement of mock screwheads and distinctive functionality — it was initially locked and unlocked with an accompanying vermeil screwdriver — is an enduring expression of loyalty, unity and romance. (Do you know how to spot a fake Cartier Love bracelet?)

While the Love bracelet has played a role in the skyrocketing popularity of cuff-style bracelets, they are far from the only glamorous option for collectors. Make a statement with an Art Deco design, a style that sees all kinds of iterations fitted with studded cuffs, one-of-a-kind shapes and dazzling insets. A chunky vintage gold bracelet in the Retro style will prove eye-catching and elevate any outfit.

One of the best things about bracelets, however, is that you never have to choose just one. Style icon Jacqueline Kennedy stacked her Croisillon bracelets — designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. — with such frequency that the ornate bangles were eventually dubbed “Jackie bracelets” by reporters. Contemporary silver pieces can easily complement each other, rendering a layering of luxury almost a necessity.

Find a diverse collection of bracelets that you can sort by style, stone cut and more on 1stDibs.