We have similar Chinese and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P.
Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : "Silver" on the back of the clasp. Length: 8.35 mm to 17.65 mm. Width: 13.45 mm to 19.55 mm.
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. Strand width: 8.35 mm to 17.65 mm.Link Type: Turquoise beads on silk string. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Chinese export jewelry was highly sought after by the aristocracy of the Art Deco era. Composed of a green silk string upon which turquoise beads have been strung. The turquoise beads graduate in size with the smallest near the clasp and the largest in the middle. The silk string is double-knotted between each bead to prevent damage from friction and the loss of beads in case of a break. Completing the necklace is a. 925 sterling silver box clasp accented with a floral motif.
When worn, the necklace dangles down the chest at a matinee length of 26.25. 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 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.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Green Turquoise Bead Necklace 129g" is in sale since Sunday, August 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.