Diameter: 4.61 mm to 4.71 mm. Depth : 3.97 mm to 4.15 mm.Color: opaque blue hue with a black and brown matrix and spiderwebbing. Accent Stone : Red coral, cherry amber.
Red coral: 6.63 mm to 6.81 mm diameter, 5.47 mm to 5.72 mm depth, opaque bright red hue with mottled black hue. Cherry amber: 3.48 mm to 6.81 mm. 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 turquoise and red coral beads.Pendant measurements: 0.81" long by 0.45" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: This necklace lacks a clasp and is meant to be worn over the head. Link Type: Sterling silver, turquoise, and red coral beads on wire. Handmade during the Art Deco era in Tibet. Chinese & Tibetan export jewelry was very fashionable during this time period, with necklaces such as this highly sought after by socialites and aristocrats in North American and Europe. Features a strand of elastic cord strung with turquoise, red coral, and cherry amber beads. The bright red hues of the red coral contrasts beautifully with the deep red cherry amber stones. An elephant motif charm pendant dangles at the center of the necklace, which is a rare, hollow piece of puffy jewelry. The elastic cord expands in order for the necklace to be worn over the head. There is minor wear to the faces of several amber beads, which does not affect wear.
The price 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 specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually 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 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. Cherry amber is a dark reddish-brown type of treated amber that is a deep, clear red when held under light. This type of amber is created by deliberately altering the color of traditional amber in an autoclave, which would clarify the internal matrix while simultaneously darkening the surface to the desired shade of red. The darkened surface can only be removed by re-polishing the stone. Although extremely rare, the color of this amber can be found naturally. Throughout antiquity, the cherry color was so rarely found naturally, only wealthy people were able to afford it. Red coral has played an important part in Chinese art, culture, and style throughout history and into the 21st century. Red coral has been used as an ornamental stone or material in Chinese jewelry, carvings, and sculptures because of its vibrant variety of red hues. In ancient times, red coral was delivered to China by the Silk Roads from Italy, by sea from the Persian Gulf, and from the Mediterranean Sea via the Indian Ocean. The amount of natural red color has dramatically decreased in recent years due to environmental factors and coral harvesting. The quantity of manufactured coral on the market has increased as the popularity of Chinese red coral continues. Puffy jewelry is a name given to hollow repousse pieces, typically little heart charms.
Puffy hearts came into fashion in the late 1800s and were popular until the 1950s. Today, puffy jewelry is highly sought after, but very rare to find because they were difficult to make in the first place and were easily damaged due to their hollow cores. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front.
Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure.
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