We have similar Coral and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C.Gram Weight : 5.7 grams. Diameter: 3.95 mm to 4.07 mm. Color: slightly semi-translucent deep red hue. Diameter: 2.99 mm to 3.17 mm.
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 : Round beaded red and white coral. Pendant measurements : 1.46" long, 1.03" width.Link Type: Fancy bead chain. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a rare piece of popular Chinese export jewelry from this time period. Features many beautiful red and white coral beads adorning three floral motifs. The white coral beads adorn the center of each flower, while red coral beads dangle from the flowers.
Red coral beads were also strung on the fancy bead chain. When worn, this necklace rests against the neck in the choker style on most people. Tarnish on some areas of the sterling silver gives the necklace an antique quality we believe is rather lovely. There is a small chips from one red coral beads which does not affect wear, and the stone remains secure. There is wear to the ends of the white coral beads, but these beads also remain secure.
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. Red coral has played an important part in Chinese art, culture, and style throughout history and into the 21st century. Red coral has been used as an ornamental stone or material in Chinese jewelry, carvings, and sculptures because of its vibrant variety of red hues. In ancient times, red coral was delivered to China by the Silk Roads from Italy, by sea from the Persian Gulf, and from the Mediterranean Sea via the Indian Ocean. The amount of natural red color has dramatically decreased in recent years due to environmental factors and coral harvesting.The quantity of manufactured coral on the market has increased as the popularity of Chinese red coral continues. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.