Art Deco Jade Eternity Ring
Cool antique eternity ring dating from the Art Deco period, circa 1920. It's set with apple green jadeite cabochons all around the band, and features the most intricate engraved detailing around the gallery sides. Crafted in 18ct gold.
Since ancient times, jade has had a very special significant in Chinese culture - over and above the purely ornamental, the stone is thought to be imbued with spiritual and magical qualities. It was being carved and worn, and even transported thousands of miles, as far back as the neolithic period. During the Han dynasty (206BC to AD 220), suits were created from hundreds of carved jade panels or plaques, designed to preserve the bodies of the dead. The fall of the Qing dynasty in 1912 prompted the removal of huge quantities of jade (amongst other treasures) from China to the west, and, by the 1920s, some of the major design houses had began to incorporate jade into their Art Deco creations (looking at you, Louis Cartier).
Era: Art Deco, circa 1920
Ring size: P 1/2 or 8 US. Resizable for £35
Width of band: 5.3mm
Marks: None, tested as 18ct gold
Condition: Great antique condition. One stone has a surface reaching fissure.
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