Color: semi-translucent, untreated mottled lighter and darker green hue. 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 : Polished jadeite jade carvings.
Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a rare piece of Chinese export jewelry. Each earring features a beautiful jadeite jade stone, hand-carved into geometric rectangular motif. These stones were placed securely in bezel settings. Completed with replacement clip-on backings for secure wear.The earrings could use a gentle cleaning. The clip-on backings appear to be a replacement from a previous owner. Tarnish on the silver can be removed with a buffing. The price 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 specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually 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. It was in China-where the gem-carving tradition was already thousands of years old-that jadeite reached its peak as an important artistic medium.
The first jadeite reached China in the late 1700s, and late eighteenth and early nineteenth century carvers created masterpieces that are still unsurpassed in concept, design, and technical execution. Jadeite is prized for its hardness and density and occurs in green, white, orange, yellow, lavender, red, gray, and black hues. The highest grade of jadeite is translucent and has an even color distribution. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US.
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