We have similar Chinese and Jade items, including a matching ring and bracelet, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 10.9 Grams. Metal Type : Gold Wash Over.Main Stone : Apple Green Jadeite. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 13.5 Carats, Measures 11.5 mm in diameter, Opaque apple green hue with white and dark green inclusions. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Hand Carved and Polished Jade Cabochon. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 0.82" in diameter and 0.41" in depth. Earring Backing Style : Clip-On Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Both.
These gorgeous earrings feature cabochon cut jade in the center of gold wash over. 925 sterling silver bezel settings. Surrounding the jade stones are applied rosette accents. At the base of the bezel is an applied rope twist accent.The earrings are also composed of filigree and cannetille portions, which demonstrates the great talent of the individual who manufactured this piece. There is a black line running through one of the jade stones, which is part of the matrix and not damage. The gold wash is wearing through in some places, which is to be expected of an item this age. The metal is fairly tarnished in some places, which adds to the character of the item. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.
Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s. During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world.The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe. This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. Chinese stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world. They would spend years learning to hand-carve many different types of stones and excelled in creating finely detailed pieces other artisans couldnt even hope to compare to.
Their skill was so refined that they could even carve delicate stones like coral and jade. Chinese stone cutters were so talented that Victorian era European socialites would commission pieces from them, preferring the hefty price tag that came with such high-quality work to the ready availability of Western stonework. Jade is one of the oldest and most important gemstones, with a history dating over 7,000 years. Nephrite is more common than jadeite and although it is slightly softer than jadeite, it is considered tougher due to its denser structure. Nephrite was derived from the Greek word for "kidney" because it was thought that it could cure kidney disease.
Up until around 1863, Nephrite was believed to be the same as Jadeite. Nephrite can be distinguished from Jadeite from its lower level of translucency and luster. Traditional Chinese jade typically refers to nephrite since there are no actual jadeite deposits located in China.
Nephrite jade was used mostly in pre-1800 China and is rare to see today. Green nephrite is considered the most valuable nephrite, but translucent, white nephrite was considered the most valuable up until the introduction of fine Imperial jadeite jade during the 18th century. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC.
It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. Cannetille is very closely related to filigree, but is unique because it is three dimensional, where filigree is flat. It is made by twisting fine gold or silver wire into spirals and is typically enhanced by granulation, thinly stamped metals, and colorful gemstones.
Cannetille jewelry became very popular during the Victorian era and was inspired by French embroidery that used spirals of thread to create beautiful lace designs. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Gold Wash Chinese Jade Rosette Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, March 10, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.