We have similar Mid Century items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 32.4 Grams.
Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Measures 1.05" long by 0.85" wide, Opaque pink hue with white striations running throughout. Accent Stone: Jadeite, Colombian Emerald. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color: The Jadeite measures 8.5 mm in diameter, Semi-translucent milky green hue; The Colombian emerald measures 3.5 mm in diameter, Opaque deep green hue.
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 Cabochon Beads.Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 17.5 and measures 2 mm wide. The pendant measures 2.02" long from the top of the bale to the bottom of the pendant by 1.23" wide. The sterling silver beads measure 0.20 in diameter. Closure/Clasp Type: Specialty Ball Chain Connector Clasp.
Link Type: Beads and Sterling Silver Tubes on Wire. Pendant Type: Drop- Dangle Pendant. Notable Features: This necklace was handmade during the Mid Century era. One of the most defining characteristics of the Mid Century era is that artisans were working with and combining different techniques, looks, styles to create ever-changing and new trends.
This fantastic artisan handmade rhodochrosite, jadeite, and Colombian emerald necklace feature the bold colors and shapes that were fashionable during the Mid Century era. This necklace features a large rhodochrosite stone as the centerpiece of its pendant.
This stone is a gorgeous pink hue with white striations running throughout it. The rhodochrosite stone has a cabochon cut which brings out it's many hues and unique aspects. The stone is held in place using a specialty bezel. Above the rhodochrosite stone are three jadeite stones. These stones are a semi-translucent milky green hue and are also cabochon cut.The jadeite stones are also held in place using specialty bezels. 925 sterling silver pendant itself is scalloped in shape, blossoming specifically around the contours of the stones to catch the eye and draw them back in towards the stones. There are some swirl motif designs cut out of the metal, adding to the unique look of this item. The necklace itself is made up of Colombian emerald beads, textured. 925 sterling silver beads, and contoured sterling silver tubes strung on a metal wire.
The tubes are contoured so that the necklace will hang more comfortably and naturally around one's neck. This lovely necklace is currently in style in haute couture and is not one to be missed. This necklace has a wearable length of 17.5 and the pendant falls just between the bust and the collarbone when the necklace is being worn. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history. The sterling silver is tarnished in some areas, the pendant and some of the tubes are dented or bent in some ways.The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making.
This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well.
This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. 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. Jadeite is prized for its hardness and density and occurs in green, white, orange, yellow, lavender, red, gray, and black hues.
The highest grade of jadeite is translucent and has an even color distribution. Colombian Emeralds have been mined for thousands of years. They are considered of the highest quality stones in the world, particularly the stones from the Muzo Mine. It is said that Colombian Emeralds are the purest in the world because they are the only emerald deposits on Earth to be found in sedimentary rock instead of igneous.
This type of emerald features a translucent classic green hue with a beautiful, natural internal matrix. The item "Antique Vintage Mid Century Sterling Silver Carved Jadeite Emerald Bead Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 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.