These Edwardian 15ct Gold Jade Dangle Earrings are gorgeous
Elegantly designed these Edwardian earrings are hand crafted in 15 caret gold
To the top a gold sphere with a chain suspending a fabulous apple green polished teardrop jade
They have their original traditional screw back fittings suitable for non pierced ears
These earrings hang so beautifully and look stunning when worn
- Earrings are 4 cm (1.6”) long
- Jade is 2.5 mm (1″)
- Both earrings stamped 15ct gold
- Period circa 1910
- In excellent original condition
- Fitted with traditional screw backs for non pierced ears
- Weight 5.5 grams
- These Edwardian Jade Dangle Earring scome in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref: 23172
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.
A Chinese saying states that ‘you can put a price on gold, but jade is priceless’. Jade has indeed a special significance in China and today the market is led by China’s economic growth. The demand for quality jade has been soaring since the turn of the century, with prices rising tenfold in the first decade.
Overall, high quality jade may be compared to certain rare colour diamonds, with prices per carat far above ruby or sapphire. Some exceptional pieces, with unique provenances, have fetched incredible prices, such as the green nephrite seal of the eighteenth-century Chinese Qianlong Emperor, which sold for $15.7M at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2010, or Barbara Hutton’s legendary imperial green jadeite necklace mounted by Cartier