Antique & Vintage Women's Beaded Bracelet/Gift For Her, Gotham

$42.99



Inspired by hustle and bustle of Times Square in New York City on a warm afternoon in the summer, the Gotham bracelet is a bold accessory for any occasion. It starts with large vintage 16 millimeter Millefiroi beads hand made in India. Millefiori is a beading technique dating back to ancient Egypt using a base glass and then adding various colors of glass on top of the base to create a rod or "cane" that is then cut and shaped. Millefiori in Italian translates to "A Thousand Flowers" and you will see many different floral displays across these exquisite beads. In between the Millefiori beads are either 100 year old Murano Venetian glass beads in matte red, precise Czech Anissa luster beads in a glossy white, or orange and red Kakamba or "Prosser" beads from Africa. The Prosser technique is a cold paste bead developed in the 19th century using cows milk for mailability which results in a rich deep toned color and texture. We finish the bracelet with modern steel spacers between the beads. The handmade nature of the Millefiori beads as well as their age account for the rustic fissures and stratified texture of their surface. In addition, these are large beads, quite different in size then our normal bead scale. Please review all pictures to gain a sense of their scale and one of a kind markings.

Three styles are available in red matte, luster white and orange semi luster. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of real bead history and techniques. You will wear it often. Due to the rarity of the beads quantities are limited and we will not be able to restock this piece. Order today.

We gather our beads from all over the world, taking particular notice of those beads with culture, history and collectability, and string them on sturdy elastic cord. PLEASE READ OUR ABOUT PAGE FOR EXPLANATION OF BEAD VARIATION AND COLOR.

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Sizing details

We make all our bracelets in standard women’s and men’s sizes. Our men’s size can also be ordered for women as a double wrap anklet. Standard women’s size is 22.5 inches for a three wrap, men’s 24.5 inches. As always custom sizing is available and if you find the bracelet too tight or too big, we can always alter it an no charge. Just ask...

Custom and personalized orders

Yes of course! We can make any of our styles in any length. We also offer commission orders and will do our best to collaborate with you to get the best result. Remember, we only use vintage and antique beads so inventory may be gone when you ask for a customized style.

Care instructions

Many of our bracelets include antique bone, horn and natural seed beads. All of these are susceptible to damage from excessive moisture. We recommend not wearing them while swimming or exercising. Our metal beads and some of our bone beads will patina over time. This is normal and the original color pallet accounts for the transition in tone.

Do you use software to enhance your photos?

The inspiration pictures at the end of the listings are enhanced with photo software. This is to fully express the pallet and overall feeling we want you to perceive of these places. Our product photos, all those before the inspiration picture, are not enhanced, and, to the best of our ability, reflect what you will be wearing upon delivery. Occasionally, as we complete final edits of a new listing, we will come across a small loss of pixels, white pin holes, in the photo after transferring to a web page. We do use a filler software program to correct those minute transfer errors. Bead color and tone may vary as antique beads colors can slightly vary from one string to another.

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