Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : "Sterling" on the back of the clasp. Gram Weight : 62.1 grams. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash.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 beads. Link Type: Aventurine 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 green aventurine beads have been strung. 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 with a yellow gold wash. When worn, the necklace sits at the collarbone on most people. 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. Aventurine is a gemstone form of quartz. The stone is usually a semi-translucent green color and has flecks of shimmering mineral inclusions. These sparkling inclusions are so desirable that gemologists coined the term aventurescence to refer to the reflective, metallic glitter they create.
Aventurine is known as the Stone of Opportunity and believed to be very lucky. Most aventurine stones are carved into beads or figurines, with only the highest quality pieces cut into cabochons to be set in jewelry.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold Chinese Aventurine Bead Necklace 62.1g" 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.