Comb (part of a set)

French, Paris

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554

A parure is a matched set of jewelry typically consisting of a necklace, brooch, earrings, bracelets, and tiara. The fashionable jewelry for the 1830s and 1840s made a visual impact at a modest expense. Gold was used in very thin sheets or wires to provide more surface for the same amount of metal. Semi-precious colored stones such as amethyst, aquamarine or pink topaz, which can be large yet still inexpensive, were preferred to precious stones.

Comb (part of a set), Gold, amethysts, French, Paris

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