Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Made in China. Country of Origin : China. Gram Weight : 45.8 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver Plated. Main Stone : Chinese Turquoise. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 131 Carats, Persian Turquoise blue/green hue. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment : The stones appears to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts : Cabochon Cut. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.25″ Long by 1.25″ wide. Bracelet Type : Tennis Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type : Push Clasp. Link Type : Hammered Panels. Notable Features : This beautiful bracelet was handmade during the Art Deco era. Exotic bracelets from the far east were very popular during this era and the wealthy would have pieces custom ordered to their specifications. This beautiful bracelet is made of solid Sterling Silver plated over base metal, and is very heavy in value. The bracelet features three large hand cabochon cut, carved, and polished natural Chinese Turquoise stones. The Turquoise features a Persian Blue/Green teal colored hue. Each stone has a beautiful nut like carvings to each stone and a matte texture and polish. The bracelet has a substantial width and features a tapered bracelet with hand chased/chiseled floral patterns throughout. This amazing bracelet is a museum quality masterpiece. Please don’t miss your chance to own this special part of history. Damage : Age appropriate wear. The stone settings are hand crafted and slightly show some open space. This is normal with antique bracelets. 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. 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. 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 very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. Please take this into consideration before. The item “Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Plated Chinese Turquoise Tennis Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, June 17, 2018. 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.
- Ethnic Origin: Chinese
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Style: Tennis
- Metal Purity: .925
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Metal: Sterling Silver Plated