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Bracelet

2004.14.5 (RS8778)

Description

Sterling silver and quartz bracelet, composed of eight bezel-set square-cut quartz, spring ring clasp.

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Label
It was not until the twentieth century that women could pursue significant opportunities in the traditionally restricted fields of jewelry design and production. In Massachusetts Italian-born sisters Delfina Parenti and Zoe Parenti Borghi led the way, operating jewelry galleries in Boston, Osterville, and Gloucester where they designed and sold their wares. A 1941 Vogue article featured the “Misses Parenti,” emphasizing their love of aquamarines, moonstones, and silver work in both antique and contemporary styles. The Parenti sisters maintained their Boston gallery until 1973.
Maker
Parenti (Jeweler)
Date
1940-1960
Inscriptions
"STERLING" (Hallmark)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England
Material
quartz (mineral)
silver (metal)
sterling silver
Object type
Adornment
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bracelet
bracelets (jewelry)
quartz (mineral)
silver (metal)
sterling silver
Dimensions
7/16 x 1/4 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2004.14.5
Credit Line
Gift of Barbara Wriston
GUSN
101020
Related Items
Title 2 - Pair of gold earrings Accession number 2004.14.1.1 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Barbara Wriston:
Title Souvenir spoon - Bigelow family Accession number 2004.14.2
Title Clear cut stone and silver pin, marked Parenti Accession number 2004.14.3
Title Stone and silver ring, marked Parenti Accession number 2004.14.4
Title Stone and silver bracelet, Parenti Accession number 2004.14.5
Title 2 - Pair of earrings, Parenti Accession number 2004.14.6.1
Title Gold, opal, diamond and pearl pin, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.7
Title Gold, opal and diamond ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.8
Title Gold, silver and amethyst ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.9
Title Silver, sapphire and diamond ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.10
Title Gold and silver ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.11

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