SPECIALIZING IN FINE ANTIQUE VINTAGE JEWELRY & COLLECTIBLES. These prices come from GIA recognized Gem Guide , THE wholesale price guide for dealers. These values do not dictate what a piece is worth. This is the price a piece would be worth if stripped down and melted to its bare materials. This beautiful bracelet comes from the Art Deco Era! 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. 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 lasted until the 1960’s. In a lot of ways Chinese Export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today. During these period’s Chinese Craftsmen including Jewelers, Stone cutters were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler whom was usually gifted at drawing a design to send off to contacts in China to craft and send back. As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. Chinese Stonecutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world during the Vintage Era. They would carved western themes as well as the more rare traditional eastern themes into their many pieces. It was in Chinawhere the gem-carving tradition was already thousands of years oldthat jadeite reached its peak as an important artistic medium. The first jadeite reached China in the late 1700s, and late eighteenth and early nineteenth century carvers created masterpieces that are still unsurpassed in concept, design, and technical execution. The Jade in this piece is beautifully hand carved to look like two clashing dragons! The dragons feature incredible details on their face that include their teeth, eyes, mouth and even their flowing whiskers! The dragons also show case fierce details down the length of their body that would of been entirely carved to perfection by hand! The Jade itself is an absolutely gorgeous lavender purple color and features gorgeous striations of white that create a beautiful and natural color pattern! The gold work in this gorgeous hinged bracelet features chased designs along both gold caps that attach the bracelet together! The gold work has also been beautifully hand polished with a smooth surface. The bracelet measures 7 long and is finished off with a push in style clasp that works perfectly. The clasp is decorated with a stunning safety chain that gives you added protection to your investment. The bracelet measures over 1/4 wide along the dragon carving! To have a bracelet that is this intricately, and skillfully carved is incredibly rare. No wonder such a piece is carved out of rare lavender jade, it is an absolutely incredible piece, don’t miss out! Antique and Vintage jewelry is disappearing at alarming rates. Unfortunately, most of the jewelry from this time period has been lost or melted down over the years, please don’t miss your chance to own this special piece of history! Main Stone Carat Weight/Color/Clarity. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color/Clarity. Sizable by Your Local Jeweler. Due to the age of some of these pieces, some items will not be stamped. The National Stamping Act was not enacted until 1906, before 1906 jewelry was not legally required to have a karat mark. This is one way to date items prior to the Art Nouveau time period. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. If you pay the invoice that doesn? Thank you for your cooperation. The item “Antique Vintage Deco 14k Gold Chinese Carved Lavender Jade Dragon Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, November 13, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Bracelets”. The seller is “aumiagoldandsilverjewelry” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CL, CO.
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Main Stone: Jade
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China