We have similar Art Deco and Chinese items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 168.3 grams.Bead diameter: 11.79 mm to 12.41 mm. Color: semi-translucent, untreated green hue with lighter and darker green inclusions. 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 : Carved and polished beads, carved and polished high relief koi fish carving. Closure/Clasp Type: This necklace lacks a clasp and is worn over the head through the gap. Link Type: Jadeite jade beads on silk string. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Chinese export jewelry was highly desirable during the Art Deco era and affordable to only the most wealthy.
The necklace features many lovely jadeite jade beads with green hues and lighter and darker green inclusions. The stones are all semi-translucent, allowing light to filter through their bodies and illuminate their hues; please reference the third photo provided above for a staged example of the stones' semi-translucency. After being expertly carved, each jadeite jade bead was carefully drilled through the center and strung on a dyed green silk string, the jeweler taking care to double-knot the string between each bead to prevent loss in case of a break.When worn, the necklace rests beneath the bustline on most people, a stylish opera length. One of the beads displays minor wear to its face; however, this does not affect wear and is difficult to see without the use of a jeweler's loupe. 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 Chinawhere the gem-carving tradition was already thousands of years oldthat 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. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Chinese Carved Jadeite Jade Beaded Bead Necklace 168.3g" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.