I have taken a beautiful antique enamel link from a broken souvenir bracelet, and given it a second life as a vintage watch band bracelet with pearl. So so sweet. This is a petite size for a petite wrist. A great gift for the woman that bracelets are always too big for, or a young lady.
Porcelain painting was a popular pastime, particularity with women in the late 1800’s through the first half of the 1900’s. There are still those that practice the hobby today and it is definitely an art. Often small ovals were painted and then used to make jewelry. I rescued this lovely oval piece and put it with a bangle bracelet so it can be enjoyed.
I have taken a vintage watch band and married it with a mesh part from a vintage cufflink. This needs a large wrist to show off the mixed metals in just the right proportions. (Was really too big for my model, so when it is worn on the right sized wrist you will see more silver on each side of gold piece.)
Vintage stretch silver toned watch band (new old stock)
Vintage Mesh Gold toned Cufflink attachment
A generous 8” length - stretch band allows it to be slipped on
Enamel souvenir jewelry became popular from the 1940’s-1960’s. This little gem was a section of one such bracelet. The landmark represented is the Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A vintage watch band is used to complement the lovely enamel piece.