The stones measure approximately 5.25 mm in diameter. They are a salmon red-orange color and a few have very faint light salmon colored striations. The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure.Stone Cuts: Hand Cut Round Cabochon. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable length of 6.75. The links are 0.8" wide and 0.3" thick. Notable Features: This beautiful link bracelet was made completely by hand by a talented Chinese jeweler during the Art Deco Period. The bracelet features six repoussed hollow domed links. In the center of each dome is a gorgeous configuration of light apple green Chinese Turquoise and light red-orange Salmon Coral Cabochons. Set in a Rosette design, they are surrounded by gorgeous mini rosette details with granulated beads in the center. The links have a geometric elongated octagon shape, and a gorgeous gray patina gives them an antique feel. This beautiful hand-made piece with all of its lovely applied details is exceptional in design and fabrication, and would be a wonderful gift for a loved one. The connector part of one of the links is broken and will need to be repaired for wear. Your local jeweler can fix this. The price has been adjusted to reflect this.
Please take this into consideration before. Was made in the Art Deco Style. 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 periods, Chinese craftsmen, including jewelers and stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world.The wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler. They drafted a design which was then sent to China to be crafted and sent back. As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. Chinese Stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world during the Vintage Era. They would carve western themes as well as the rarer traditional eastern themes into their many pieces. Repoussé began as an ancient metal-working technique, involving malleable silver first formed with a specially created three-dimensional mold and then further refined by hammering from the reverse side and adding detail to the front.
The finished work was intricate, with grooves, indentation and channeling. It was then carefully polished as an eye-catching treasure. Chinese Turquoise is considered by the Chinese as the second most valuable stone only behind Jade.
Chinese Turquoise was highly prized due to its rarity and gorgeous bright blue hues. With the rarer types there will be a spider web matrix within the stones.
Precious coral is harvested almost exclusively in the Mediterranean off the coasts of Italy, France, Spain, Algeria, and Tunisia. Salmon Coral has widely been valued as the rarest and most beautiful of all Coral types. During the Victorian Period only the richest of the rich could afford to have this form of coral harvested and imported into Europe and North America.Articulated pieces of jewelry usually include two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint. This allows for the movement of pieces, especially in animal figures.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco Chinese Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise Coral Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, November 25, 2017. 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.