Weiss Bracelet, a 1950’s japanned Black Rhinestone Designer Jewelry. Luxurious Jet Black Rhinestones set into a black lacquered bracelet setting.
Originally developed in Asia to finish furniture, Japanning is a black lacquer technique. While making its way into Europe the technique became very popular during the Victorian era. Where the glossy black finish accented colorful gems in jewelry.
Weiss revived this technique in the 1950’s as an alternative to the common place silver and gold tone finishes used. As a result Weiss jewelry with this finish was an instant success. While this Weiss Bracelet incorporates black rhinestones beautifully, Weiss also used the japanning technique along with colorful stones with dramatic effects.
Weiss Bracelet Size and Condition
This Japanned Weiss Bracelet measures 7″ long by 3/4″ wide. The 1960’s Black Rhinestone bracelet is in very good vintage condition with no missing stones. While the lacquered finish is worn down on the back side of this bracelet from use, the face is in excellent condition with no color loss.