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: 0.72" length and 0.83" width. When worn: The ring rises 0.58 off the finger when worn. 4.75 - due to the design and shape of this item, the ring may wear slightly larger than this size. 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 slightly semi-translucent bright green Nephrite jade stone, carved by talented Chinese stonecutters. The stone rests in a four-prong setting in the center of a floral motif. This floral motif is elevated from the band in an eye-catching manner, befitting the flashy styles of jewelry worn to Gatsby-style parties. A sturdy, polished band completes the ring for comfortable and secure wear.
Some tarnish on the sterling silver is appearing through 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. Jade is one of the oldest and most important gemstones, with a history dating over 7,000 years. Nephrite is more common than jadeite and although it is slightly softer than jadeite, it is considered tougher due to its denser structure.
Nephrite was derived from the Greek word for kidney because it was thought that it could cure kidney disease. Up until around 1863, Nephrite was believed to be the same as Jadeite. Nephrite can be distinguished from Jadeite from its lower level of translucency and luster.
Traditional Chinese jade typically refers to nephrite since there are no actual jadeite deposits located in China. Nephrite jade was used mostly in pre-1800 China, and is rare to see today.
Green nephrite is considered the most valuable nephrite, but translucent, white nephrite was considered the most valuable up until the introduction of fine Imperial jadeite jade during the 18th century. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold Wash Chinese Nephrite Jade Ring S 4.75" is in sale since Saturday, January 9, 2021. 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.