Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Lapis Lazuli Dragon Necklace 32.6g

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Lapis Lazuli Dragon Necklace 32.6g
Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Lapis Lazuli Dragon Necklace 32.6g
Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Lapis Lazuli Dragon Necklace 32.6g

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Lapis Lazuli Dragon Necklace 32.6g

We have similar Chinese 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 : 32.6 grams.

Color: opaque deep blue hue with mottled lighter blue and white hues, as well as gold-hued speckling. Accent Stone : Turquoise, red coral. Turquoise: 3.45 mm diameter, 1.64 mm depth, opaque lighter and darker blue hue. Red coral: 2.21 mm to 3.29 mm diameter, 1.05 mm to 2.2 mm depth, opaque red hue.

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 : Carved and polished oval cabochon lapis lazuli, carved and polished round cabochon turquoise and red coral, polished red coral beads. Pendant measurements: 2.91" long, 1.09" wide, 0.45 in depth. Link Type: Fancy rounded link chain.

Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Jewelry made in China was extremely popular amongst European and North American aristocrats during this time period. Features a stunning, huge lapis lazuli stone which was carved by hand into an oval cabochon. The lapis lazuli stone showcases a deep blue hue with mottled lighter blue and white hues, as well as gold-hued speckling. The lapis lazuli rests at the center of the pendant between two Chinese dragon motifs, giving the appearance of the stone being held by the mouths of the dragons.

The heads of the dragons are adorned with bright red coral beads as their eyes, as well as turquoise and red coral stones. This pendant was strung on a fancy link chain completed with a toggle clasp. When worn, the pendant rests against the d├ęcolletage on most people. The rope twist motif surrounding the center stone has become disconnected at one end; this does not affect wear and can be easily repaired by your local jeweler.

Tarnish on the sterling silver gives the necklace an antique quality we believe is rather lovely. 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 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 couldn't 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. Prized for its intense blue hue and unique gold speckling, lapis lazuli has been mined since approximately 7000 BC.

Some of the oldest and finest lapis lazuli mines can be found in Afghanistan, particularly in the Badakhshan province, where several mines are still in operation. From the Indus Valley Civilization to the ancient Egyptians and artists of Medieval Europe, lapis lazuli has been a highly prized and sought after stone. Popular not only in jewelry, lapis lazuli was also ground into powder by Renaissance artists, who used it to create the expensive ultramarine blue pigment used in oil paintings. Throughout human history, lapis lazuli has been carved and crafted into stoneware, jewelry, and other decorative items. Its rich blue pigment and eye-catching gold speckling make the stone highly prized in antique and modern jewelry alike. 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. 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. 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.


Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Lapis Lazuli Dragon Necklace 32.6g