Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace



Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace


Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace   

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace
Gram Weight: 259.7 Grams. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Blue with spiderweb matrix. Accent Stone: Agate, Onyx, Salmon Coral, Sponge Red Coral. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color: White, Black, Salmon-Orange, Red. Stone Treatment: The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts: Cabochon/Carved, Black Onyx is Tubular. Item Measurements: The necklace measures 34 in length, not including the bottom plaque. The plaque measures 4" by 4.5". The largest turquoise beads measure 17 mm! Closure/Clasp Type: The necklace does not include a clasp, as it is long enough to put over the head.

Link Type: Interconnected beads and silver. Pendant Type: Large Flower-like pendant. Notable Features: Double Strand Necklace, Chinese Export Jewelry, Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise, Applied scroll work on plaque, Hand-crimped filigree work encompassing the stones. Please take this into consideration before. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era!

The Art Deco Era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. Many gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry resulted from this period. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to craft entirely by hand. Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian Period and lasted until the 1960's. In a lot of ways, Chinese export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today.

During these periods, Chinese craftsmen, including jewelers and stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world. The wealthy would have a piece custom-ordered through their local jeweler. The jeweler then drafted a design which was sent to China to be hand-crafted and sent back.

As you can imagine, this process was not cheap. It resulted in rare pieces and only few have survived until today.

Chinese stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world during the Vintage Era. They would carve western themes as well as the more rare traditional eastern themes into their many pieces. Turquoise is considered by the Chinese as the second most valuable stone, the first being Jade. Chinese turquoise was highly prized due to its rarity and gorgeous bright blue hues. As shown in this piece, the more rare stones contain a spider-web-like matrix. Precious coral is harvested almost exclusively in the Mediterranean off the coasts of Italy, France, Spain, Algeria, and Tunisia. Salmon coral has widely been valued as the rarest and most beautiful of all coral types. During the Victorian Period, only the richest of the rich could afford to have this form of coral harvested and imported to Europe and North America. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019.

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.

  • Stone #2: Coral
  • Stone #3: Agate
  • Stone #4: Onyx
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Style: Lariat
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver



Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace   

Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Turquoise Coral Necklace



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