We have similar Chinese and Jade items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Deco C.
Gram Weight : 4.8 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 24.1 mm long, 14.35 mm wide, Semi-translucent Natural Grade A apple 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 : Carved and Polished Cabochon. Item Measurements : The face of the ring measures 1.08" in length and 0.71" wide. The band measures 2.3 mm wide. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes.
Chinese export piece made during the Art Deco era which would have been custom made in China before being exported to Europe or North America. Untreated, Grade A apple green jadeite carved into the likeness of Buddha. Semi-translucent stone with an internal matrix of lighter and darker green shades. Arts & Crafts Movement-inspired floral designs on the shoulders of the ring. 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.
The Arts and Crafts movement began after the Victorian era and is generally viewed to coincide with the Art Nouveau era. Both movements were a vast departure from the jewelry styles of the Victorian era and emphasized a shift away from industrialization. Especially important in both Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts designs was the desire to create jewelry that reflected the beauty and wonder of nature. Although Arts and Crafts jewelry can be very similar to Art Nouveau jewelry, some distinct differences can be used to help tell them apart. Arts and Craft jewelry often used metals such as copper, aluminum, and silver.
Stones were usually semi-precious and cut into cabochons rather than being faceted. Pearls were very popular, with an emphasis on using ones with unique, natural shapes. A major emphasis of the Arts and Crafts Movement was creating every piece by hand as a way of rejecting the mechanization of industrialization. Every detail was painstakingly created by hand, with details such as leaves and flowers, being made separately and soldered onto a piece one by one. This created beautifully and intricately designed pieces of jewelry.
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. 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 Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Jadeite Jade Buddha Ring Sz 5.25" is in sale since Sunday, February 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.