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The cuff bracelet is an outstanding example of the artists pioneering efforts in fusing gold to silver which is then oxidized to give maximum contrast between the metals. In the center of the bracelet is a large, rectangular rutilated quartz carved on both the surface and the underside. The "X"...

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Engraved Zobel (cursive script) 2003 under bezel; stamped Zo/925/K on applied tab under bezel; painted "pt235.735/Rut. quarz TM/182.38 ct" under bezel


2003, Zobel Atelier, Constance, Germany; 2008, gift from Peter Schmid (atelier manager) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Schmid

German, 2003


Height x width x depth: 5 x 6.5 x 7 cm (1 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold (22 kt and 24 kt), silver, rutilated quartz (182.38 carats), and diamond


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets