We have several similar Chinese or Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Unmarked , Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 415.3 Grams.
Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Due to the rough nature of the turquoise, the size of the stones varies; On average the turquoise stones measure around 2.9 mm in diameter, Opaque light blue hue as well as opaque green hues. 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: Smoothed and Polished Rough Turquoise Stones. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable length of about 6.5" long including the wrist gap, with a width of up to 0.91" wide at its widest.
The smaller wrist gap measures 1.27" wide, and the larger wrist gap measures 2.21" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: This bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap. This bracelet was handmade during the Art Deco era. The Art Deco era saw a great deal of change not only in the art of jewelry making but in the world itself.New styles of speaking, acting, dressing, and living developed with the invention of new technology and ideologies, all of which affected the appearance of jewelry. Jewelry during the Art Deco era, or the Gatsby era, leaned towards flashy, with gorgeous large stones serving as the focal points of the pieces of jewelry. Modernity and style were the drivers in the jewelry world during the Art Deco era, as is evidenced by this lovely item of jewelry.
925 sterling silver, the bracelet features several turquoise stones. The flawless polishing of the turquoise is a beautiful example of the expertise of Chinese stone cutters, who were revered for their meticulous and detailed work with a variety of stones, including turquoise.Since the Victorian era, wealthy Europeans had been custom ordering jewelry from China as Chinese jewelers were considered some of the best in the world. The process of ordering, making and receiving a Chinese export piece could take months at a time, so pieces like this bracelet were very expensive and highly desirable. The turquoise stones in this lovely dragon bracelet are opaque blues and greens. The reason for the difference in the hues is due to the age of the stones, as they will green with time. These lovely stones are inlaid into the eyes and heads of the dragon motifs, dding a lovely handmade touch to this stunning bracelet. The cool silver tones of the silver is gorgeous against the cool blue and green hues of the stones, and every portion of this lovely bracelet serves to bring out the best in the other. This gorgeous bracelet is composed of. 925 sterling silver and is incredibly heavy in metal value. This bracelet weights 415.3 grams, and is an incredible example of Art Deco era Chinese export jewelry. The dragon motif is complex and features a great deal of details, adding to the overall effect of this item.
Some of the details were added to this item using the chasing technique, which involves hand etching intricate details into solid metal. This gorgeous bracelet has a wearable length of 6.5 long, which means it hangs ever so slightly loose on the wrist while being worn, allowing the bracelet to move freely as the wrist moves. This lovely bracelet has a large wrist gap, allowing it to be applied and removed from the wrist easily and quickly. A stunning example of Chinese export jewelry from the Art Deco era, this bracelet would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection.
Don't miss your chance to own this piece of cultural history. This item is fairly tarnished in the low relief areas, which is to be expected of an item this age, and adds to the character of the item. The price of this item 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 specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often 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.Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing.
Chinese turquoise is considered a very valuable stone by the Chinese, second only to jade. In fact, Chinese Turquoise was often used to supplement or replace jade.Chinese turquoise was highly prized for its rarity and gorgeous, bright blue hues. Stones that exhibit a spiderweb matrix are quite rare and deeply coveted. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface.
This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Dragon Turquoise HUGE Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, June 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.