We have similar Turquoise and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.Markings: Illegible maker's mark on the inside of the band, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight: 7.2 grams. Color: opaque light green hue. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but. We are not certified gemologists. Tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium. Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and polished cut. Top of ring: 0.57" length and 1.16" width. Sizable by your local jeweler: Yes. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a lovely example of Chinese export jewelry popular during this era. Features the motif of the detailed head of a Chinese dragon. A Chinese turquoise stone with a lovely light green hue rests at the end of the dragon's head. The sterling silver around the dragon is adorned with intricate, hand-chased swirl designs. A sturdy, polished sterling silver band completes the ring for comfortable and secure wear. This item features some tarnish, which gives the piece a lovely antique qualit y. 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. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.
Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. 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.Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels.
Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise Dragon HUGE Ring Sz 8.5" is in sale since Saturday, August 22, 2020. 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.