We have similar Chrysoprase and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings: "S" on the inside of the band, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight: 3.2 grams. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash.Length: 11.96 mm long. Width: 9.92 mm wide. Depth: 4.79 mm deep. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but. We are not certified gemologists. Tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium. Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and polished cabochon cut. Top of ring: 0.67" length and 0.66" width. When worn: The ring rises 0.33 off the finger when worn.
Sizable by your local jeweler: Yes. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a lovely example of Chinese export jewelry popular during this era. Composed of yellow gold wash over. Features a large semi-translucent aqua-green chrysoprase stone, carved by talented Chinese stonecutters. The stone rests in a four-pronged setting and is bordered by a curling laurel leaf motif.
A polished band completes the ring for comfortable and secure wear. The stone is slightly loose in its setting, an intentional design choice on the part of the jeweler to prevent damage while setting the stone; however, the stone is completely secure and this does not affect wear. There is also some wear to the gold wash. 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. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold Wash Chinese Chrysoprase Ring Sz 5.75" is in sale since Sunday, June 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.