925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash. Color: semi-translucent light pink hue. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone has been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.Face of ring: 0.85" long, 065" wide. When worn: The face of the ring rises 0.30 off the finger. Ring Size : 4.25; the band of the ring is split and will need to be repaired in order to be worn. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Chinese export jewelry was very valuable and fashionable with aristocracy of Europe and North America during this time period. 925 sterling silver, as well as. Features a large rose quartz stone which is pink in hue and semi-translucent. Adorning the shoulders are stylized version of the Chinese hanzi character which can be translated as a blessing for longevity.
Completed with a polished band. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. The band is split near one shoulder of the ring; your local jeweler can easily repair the band. 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. 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. Also known as the heart stone, rose quartz displays a soft pink hue with wispy, cloud-like striations. Rose quartz has been dated back to the ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks, who often used it as a gift to symbolize love and to prevent aging.
The stone can be found in regions all over the globe and is used in jewelry in tons of different cultures. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Rose Quartz Band Ring Sz 4.25 5.5g" is in sale since Saturday, March 6, 2021. 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.