E580 Victorian Jade Earrings with Asian Designed Gold Findings:


E580

The handmade earrings are of 15 karat yellow gold, in an openwork design.
The circa date would be 1880 to 1900. The Jade is pure Jade without fillers in the Stones; each Jade hand polished gem is approximately 10 carats in weight.
Information on Jade:
Jade – a gemstone of unique symbolic energy, and unique in the myths that surround it. With its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for mankind for thousands of years.
This gem, with its discreet yet slightly greasy luster, which comes in many subtle nuances of green, but also in shades of white, grey, black, yellow, and orange and delicate violet tones, has been known to Man for some 7000 years. In prehistoric times, however, it was esteemed rather more for its toughness, which made it an ideal material for weapons and tools as early as 3000 B.C. jade was known in China as 'yu,' the 'royal gem. In the long history of the art and culture of the enormous Chinese empire, jade has always had an extraordinary significance, roughly comparable with that of gold and diamonds in the West. Jade was used not only for the most exquisite objects and cult figures but also in grave furnishings for high-ranking members of the imperial family.
Jadeite and nephrite are both regarded in China as 'Zhen yu,' 'genuine jade.' It was not until the beginning of the 19th century that mineralogists and gemologists started to differentiate between them since they bear a considerable resemblance to each other in terms of their appearance, their hardness and the properties they exhibit when being processed. Both are tough since they consist of dense, close-grained, matted aggregates, but they differ from one another in their chemical composition and colors. The earrings are in excellent condition and strong to wear. In the Victorian language of gemstone, Jade represent "Remembrance."

Price $550.00

Price: $550.00