In 1923, the last of the Ottoman Sultans stepped down and the Turkish Republic was born. This bracelet design made it’s debut at Paris World Exposition that year. Turkish artisans revived the exact design in 1973 to commemorate their 50th anniversary. This Turkish anniversary bracelet is the celebration of generations of craftsmanship and artistry.
This replica features the original panel design, but the featured images are Egyptian rather than Turkish. Tut’s tomb was discovered just as the Turkish republic was born. With the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit touring the world from 1972-81, it made perfect sense for them to celebrate their milestones together! There are other differences as well: The molded celluloid set in the 1920s is updated to bright art glass. Most notably, the fine silver content gave way to a silver alloy that allowed the bracelets to be made more widely accessible without some of the taxes and tariffs applied to fine silver.
Each panel of this Turkish anniversary bracelet measures 30 mm from top to bottom and 20 mm wide. That translates to 1.25 inches tall and .75 inches wide. The overall length is 9 inches, which includes the chain and hamsa charm clasp. The cuff itself is 7 inches, and the chain can be positioned to extend the size to 8 inches around the wrist. The adjustable clasp fits 7 to 8 inch wrists comfortably. The panels and rolled hinges are all in wonderful condition, secure and ready to wear and enjoy!
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7-8 inches adjustable