Age Circa : Art Deco C. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 60.36 Carats, Persian Turquoise blue/green hue. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure.Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.25" Long by 1.5" wide. Notable Features : This beautiful bracelet was handmade during the Art Deco era. Exotic bracelets from the far east were very popular during this era and the wealthy would have pieces custom ordered to their specifications. This beautiful bracelet is made of solid Sterling Silver plated over base metal, and is very heavy in silver value. The bracelet features four large, and eight smaller hand cabochon cut and polished natural Chinese Turquoise stones.
The Turquoise features a Persian Blue/Green teal colored hue. Each stone has a beautiful matte like finish to it. The bracelet has a substantial width and each metal panel features an open filigree design and would have been hand hammered. This amazing bracelet is a museum quality masterpiece. Please don't miss your chance to own this special part of history.Very minor wear to the sterling silver plate around some of the bezels. 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.
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. Chinese turquoise is considered a very valuable stone by the Chinese, second only to jade. In fact, Chinese Turquoise was often used to supplement or replace jade. Chinese turquoise was highly prized for its rarity and gorgeous, bright blue hues. Stones that exhibit a spiderweb matrix are quite rare and deeply coveted. Please take this into consideration before. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Plated Chinese Turquoise Tennis Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, June 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.