We have similar Art Deco and Chinese items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C.Markings : "China" on the back of the pendant, tested, and guaranteed. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash pendant.
925 sterling silver chain; base metal chain link. Color: opaque deep blue hue with mottled lighter blue and grey hues and gold speckling.
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 oval cabochon. Pendant measurements: 1.86" total length, 0.81" width. Closure/Clasp Type: Spring ring clasp.Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Composed of a yellow gold wash over.
925 sterling silver pendant strung on a. Chinese export jewelry was highly desirable during the Art Deco era and affordable to only the most wealthy.
The necklace features a large, beautiful lapis lazuli stone. The stone showcases an opaque deep blue hue with mottled lighter blue and grey hues and gold speckling. The lapis lazuli rests in a fancy prong setting. A border of hand-twisted filigree surrounds the stone. In the lavaliere style, the lapis lazuli pendant dangles from a filigree floral motif.The pendant was strung on a. 925 sterling silver Figaro chain.
Completed with a spring ring clasp for secure wear. When worn, the necklace rests just above the collarbone with the pendant against the décolletage on most people.
There is minor wear to the gold wash over sterling silver on the pendant, which does not affect 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. Prized for its intense blue hue and unique gold speckling, lapis lazuli has been mined since approximately 7000 BC. Some of the oldest and finest lapis lazuli mines can be found in Afghanistan, particularly in the Badakhshan province, where several mines are still in operation. From the Indus Valley Civilization to the ancient Egyptians and artists of Medieval Europe, lapis lazuli has been a highly prized and sought after stone. Popular not only in jewelry, lapis lazuli was also ground into powder by Renaissance artists, who used it to create the expensive ultramarine blue pigment used in oil paintings.Throughout human history, lapis lazuli has been carved and crafted into stoneware, jewelry, and other decorative items. Its rich blue pigment and eye-catching gold speckling make the stone highly prized in antique and modern jewelry alike. Lavalieres are necklaces that include a fairly long chain or small link necklace, that ends in a single large pendant or tassel, which in turn often has additional pendants or tassels dangling from it.
Though named for a mistress of Louis XIV, the style is usually associated with turn-of-the-20th century jewelry and remained popular into the 1930s. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold Wash Chinese Lapis Lazuli Necklace 5g" is in sale since Sunday, June 6, 2021. 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.