The stones are semi-translucent, allowing light to filter through their bodies and illuminate their hues; please reference the third photo provided above for a staged example of the stones' semi-translucency. Six gold wash over sterling silver beads strung on the necklace feature hand-applied Cloisonné enamel in floral and foliate designs. The enamel showcases bright pink, blue, green, dark purple, and lilac hues. Each jadeite jade bead was carefully drilled through the center and strung on a dyed green silk string, the jeweler taking care to double-knot the string between each bead to prevent loss in case of a break. Completed with a push-in tab clasp, its floral motif also adorned with sky blue and cobalt blue enamel.There is very light wear to the faces of several of the beads, which does not affect wear. 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. It was in China-where the gem-carving tradition was already thousands of years old-that jadeite reached its peak as an important artistic medium. The first jadeite reached China in the late 1700s, and late eighteenth and early nineteenth century carvers created masterpieces that are still unsurpassed in concept, design, and technical execution.
Jadeite is prized for its hardness and density and occurs in green, white, orange, yellow, lavender, red, gray, and black hues. The highest grade of jadeite is translucent and has an even color distribution. E nameling originally dates all the way back to the ancient Persians of Meenakari. The technique involves bonding powdered glass to a base, usually gold, by firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal).
The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment over the metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later the Chinese and Georgians. It re-surged in popularity in the 20th century. It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size.
Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. Cloisonné enamel is a Russian style of enameling, most commonly known for its application in decorating Fabergé eggs. This craft begins when an artisan uses thin bands of silver or gold to detail intricate scenes.These scenes are often floral or foliate in motif and can be applied to jewelry as well as Fabergé eggs, dining sets, and other decorations. The small compartments created using the bands of silver and gold are filled with enamel and then fired in a kiln.
This type of enameling peaked in Tsarist era Russia and is highly prized by collectors. These incredible pieces are highly regarded and gorgeous examples of artistic triumph. 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.