Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g
We have similar Turquoise and Chinese items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Angela A. Markings: "Silver" and unidentified maker's mark "HK" (likely for Hong Kong) on the back of the stick, tested, and guaranteed. Color: opaque blue hue with mottled lighter blue hues and grey spiderwebbing. 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: Tumbled and polished stone. Width of stick pin : 0.28.

Measurements of pin face: 0.81 length, 0.68' width. Men's or Women's: Unisex. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a rare piece of Chinese export jewelry.

Features a beautiful turquoise stone resting in a bezel setting. The tumbled, polished blue stone is accented by a rope twist motif. This stone sits atop a long hair stick, adorned with chased bamboo motifs.

There is a natural fissure through the center of the turquoise stone, which does not affect wear. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. 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 1935. 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. 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. 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. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Accessories\Hair Accessories".

The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise HUGE Hair Pin 9.1g