Antique jade drop earrings 18ct Gold Teardrop Dangle Edwardian Earrings Ca 1910
Antique jade drop earrings gorgeous genuine
The faceted teardrop apple green jade hangs elegantly from 18 caret gold fittings
These fabulous earrings look stunning when worn
- Earrings are 7 cm (2 3/4”) long from top of Shepperd’s hook
- Jade is 4.5 mm (1 3/4″)
- Tests 18ct gold
- Period circa 1910
- In excellent original condition
- Total weight 12.5 grams
- They come in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref: 2315
The term jade is Spanish in origin and goes back to the Spanish conquest of South America but Jade itself was first known to man about 8,000 years ago.
A stunning green colour, jade is instantly noticeable and adds a glamourous hint of colour to any piece of jewellery. Popular in the 1920s during the Art Deco time, jade is a timeless stone but one that is not as popular as others.
Historical Uses of Jade
In early times, jade was used for tools, household implements, objets d’art and religious accoutrements. Also, jade has always been used to make jewellery, rings, pendants, bracelets, broaches, and earrings.
What is the symbolism of jade?
Jade is believed to bring love to a relationship and then prosperity and happiness, for many giving jade to someone is giving them your love. It holds great standing in Chinese culture and in alternative healing due to it’s holistic properties.
Why is Jade So Expensive?
A purer, more interrupted jade colour such as Imperial Green or one with a lavender hue will fetch much more value, in the millions on occasion.
The cultural and spiritual importance of jade in China has kept prices high, as most upper- or middle-class houses in China want to own purer, un-treated jade. Sourced from Burma, Imperial Jade is the most sought-after type of jade in the world. Historically, the Royal Court of China had a standing order for this type of stone, hence where the name Imperial Jade came from.
Today, jade carries a high value and a large jadeite necklace will fetch many thousands of pounds.
What Stones Imitate Jade?
There is a large number of stones that resemble jade, such as chalcedony and the quartzes, which can be confused with jade. It is not easy to produce artificial jade so there is little of it on the market.