We have similar Chinese and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Country of Origin: China. Gram Weight : 10.1 grams. 925 sterling silver brooch. Diameter: 7.55 mm. Color: semi-translucent orange hue. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment: 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 round bead. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with an open “c” clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Crafted into the likeness of a Chinese dragon accented with coiled rope twist accents. The dragon is coiled around a carnelian bead which is orange and semi-translucent. Completed with a pin stem with an open “c” clasp, allowing it to be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. Damage: Age appropriate 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 1935. 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. Carnelian is a beautiful form of chalcedony gemstone that has been used to create jewelry for nearly 5000 years. It is an opaque-looking stone that ranges in red hues from pale orange to an intense, almost black blood red. Called the stone of kings, carnelian was well suited to carving, and would often be used in seal rings by the great ancient civilizations. The item “Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Carnelian Dragon Pin Brooch 10.1g” is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Metal Purity: .925
- Main Stone: Carnelian
- Metal: Sterling Silver