Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Vintage 14K Gold Z&F Curb Link Bracelet
This fantastic 14 karat gold curb link was made by Zelman & Friedman in the 1970’s or 80’s. It has a fabulous bold and chunky design that is flattened and gives a hard edge to the curb links.
This statement bracelet measures 7 3/4 inches and is 7/16” wide and 3.3 mm thick. The oval links are notched allowing for the bracelet to lie flat. There is a pattern to the curb links that create a yin-yang design; which is a unique take on the curb link. The box clasp incorporates the ying -yang pattern and it blends smoothly with the bracelet design.
The clasp has the markings "Z & F" for Zelman and Friedman. They were excellent manufacturers that were in the jewelry business for 56 years. They were commissioned by Tiffany & Co to fabricate pieces many similar to this curb link bracelet. While this one does not bear the Tiffany hallmark, Z&F met the standard needed by Tiffany to bear their name.
This bracelet weighs 46. grams and is in excellent condition. It’s a unique take on a classic style, and would grace any wrist alone or stacked with other bracelets.