Gram Weight: 124.1 Grams. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Salmon/Orange. Stone Treatment: The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts: Carved & Polished.
Item Measurements: The necklace measures 26 in length, not including the pendant. The plaque measures 2" by 1.25". Closure/Clasp Type: The necklace includes an old-style Shepard's hook style clasp. Link Type: Interconnected beads and silver. Notable Features: Chinese Export Jewelry, Salmon Hand-Carved Beads, Silver Repoussé Pendant with applied silver scroll designs.The repoussé pendant has some denting to it from over the years that can be seen in the pictures. This is normal for a piece of this age. Please take this into consideration before. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! The Art Deco Era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era.
Many gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry resulted from this period. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to craft entirely 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. The jeweler then drafted a design which was sent to China to be hand-crafted and sent back.As you can imagine, this process was not cheap. It resulted in rare pieces and only few have survived until today. Repoussé is an ancient metal-working technique. It involved shaping malleable silver first formed with an uniquely crafted three-dimensional mold. After the silver was formed from the mold, it was then further refined by hammering from the reverse side which added details to the front.
The finished work was an intricate piece with grooves, indentations, and channeling. The silver was then polished, which was the final step to create these eye-catching treasures. 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 more rare traditional eastern themes into their many pieces. 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 Art Deco Period, only the richest of the rich could afford to have this form of coral harvested and imported to Europe and North America. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Salmon Coral Bead Estate Necklace" is in sale since Thursday, December 22, 2016. 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.