We have similar Chinese or Jade items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P.
Markings: "Sterling" and an unidentified maker's mark (GM) on the back of the clip, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 21.1 Grams.
925 Sterling Silver with a Yellow Gold Wash. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 23.0 mm long, 34.35 mm wide, 5.25 mm in depth, semi-translucent Grade A untreated green hue with an internal matrix of lighter and darker green shades. 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. Stone Cuts: Carved in high relief and polished. Item Measurements: The scarf clip measures 1.7" long, 1.95" wide, and 0.30 in depth.
Men's or Women's: Unisex. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. The scarf clip is made out of. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash.
The focal point of the piece is a jadeite jade stone which was carved in high relief to depict flowers and curling leaves, both popular motifs in Chinese export jewelry during this time period. The stone is green and semi-translucent, allowing light to filter through its body and illuminate its internal matrices of lighter and darker green shades.
Surrounding the stone is a border made out of sterling silver with a yellow gold wash which features curling vine and flower motifs. A clip completes the piece, allowing it to be worn on scarves.
There is some wear to the gold wash, revealing the sterling silver beneath it; however, this is not immediately noticeable and 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.
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 couldnt 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.It was in Chinawhere the gem-carving tradition was already thousands of years oldthat 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. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold Chinese Jadeite Jade Scarf Slide Clip" is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Dress & Scarf Clips". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.