Markings : "S925" on the clasp, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 25.2 grams.
925 sterling silver with yellow gold wash. Color: opaque sky blue hue.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. Inner circumference and wearable length: 6.8.
Closure/Clasp Type : Box clasp with a safety chain. Link Type : Fancy articulated band. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China.
Chinese export jewelry was very expensive and fashionable during this time period, making it highly desirable amongst the aristocracy. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash. Features beautiful Chinese turquoise stones which are an opaque sky blue in hue and graduate in size.
Each turquoise stone adorns a link accented with hand-painted blue and green enamel floral and leaf motifs. The bracelet is completed with a box clasp and safety chain for comfortable and secure wear. 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. Enameling 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 resurged 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. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Gold Chinese Turquoise Enamel Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.