Markings : "Silver" on the back of the clasp. Gram Weight : 107.2 grams. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash.Carving measurements: 86.55 mm length, 52.31 mm width, 5.05 mm depth. Bead length: 11.37 mm to 13.51 mm.
Bead width: 9.47 mm to 13.26 mm. Color: semi-translucent green hue with mottled lighter and darker green hues throughout. Bead length: 8.49 mm to 11.66 mm. Bead width: 8.71 mm to 10.49 mm.Color : semi-translucent orange hue with swirls of lighter and darker orange hues. 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 carving, tumbled and polished jadeite jade and carnelian beads. Pendant measurements: 3.42" long, 2.05" wide, 0.19 in depth.
Closure/Clasp Type: Push-in tab clasp. Link Type: Jadeite jade and carnelian beads on silk string.Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Jewelry made in China was extremely popular amongst European and North American aristocrats during this time period. Features a stunning, huge jadeite jade stone which was carved by hand into series of swirl motifs. The jadeite jade stone is semi-translucent, allowing light to filter through its body and illuminate its green hue; please reference the third photo provided above for a staged example of the stone's translucency.
The jadeite jade carving rests at the bottom of the lavaliere pendant. Many semi-translucent orange carnelian beads, as well as jadeite jade beads, were strung on a strand of orange silk string. Sterling silver with a yellow gold wash filigree beads also accent the strand. The chain is completed with a push-in tab clasp.When worn, the pendant rests beneath the bustline on most people. 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. 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 couldn't 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. 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. Carnelian is a beautiful form of chalcedony gemstone that has been used to create jewelry for nearly 5000 years. It is an opaque-looking stone that ranges in red hues from pale orange to an intense, almost black blood red. Called the stone of kings, carnelian was well suited to carving, and would often be used in seal rings by the great ancient civilizations. 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. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
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