Lovely All Natural Antique Jade Jadeite Necklace, just look at it's superb colors, like mottled black and brown butterflies that dance in pools of light to deep green forest glades. Her mottled palette alternates between warm and cool hues with marvelous glowing Genuine Solid 14K Gold Accents of gold spacer beads and hallmarked 14K Gold Clasp. This necklace is large and bold to behold, around 22"-23" inches in length. Each of it's natural untreated beads is hand tied / knotted with a heavy silk black cord and every accent is solid gold. These beads are not of the typical round shapes. This necklace is definitely different and one of a kind!
The Jade is Untreated, Natural, and Genuine.
An elegant & unique hand turned & polished Jade Bead necklace. Antique Jade Necklace is Stunning & Beautiful as it is interesting!! The Beads are different shapes & you can see thru a mag glass the hand turned beads are differently shaped & not symmetrical. Graduating sizes. Antique necklace beautiful colors of very Deep Green Jade.
A fine 22" long vintage beaded Jadeite jade necklace. Dates around the turn of the century.
Beads are hand-fashioned, off round - not quite symmetrical, a strong indication of these beads being hand cut, drilled, and polished pre-1940, and a clue for the buyer to conclude these are natural color, untreated.
With the majority of what's termed "Jade" or "Jadeite" available being dyed, bleached, polymer, or otherwise, it is important for the collector to ascertain the difference as the only jade/jadeite for true collection is untreated.
Necklace is in very fine condition, the beads are all hand tied / knotted, on black silk cord, each one in-between and they are beautiful, please look at the colors - lots of magnificent color variations with natural veins and streaks naturally running through them , another way we can be sure of these beads are natural.
A fine strand - easily valued at several times our price, and becoming more precious and valuable with time.
'Jade', or yu, as it is called in China, is strictly speaking a generic term for two different gems, nephrite and jadeite . The name is derived from the Spanish 'piedra de ijada', loin- stone, jade having been recognized as a remedy for kidney ailments . Because of its beneficial effect on the kidneys, the stone was also known as 'lapis nephriticus'. That, indeed, is where the term 'nephrite' came from.
Both nephrite and jadeite often have veins, blemishes and streaks running through them, though these may not always be regarded as flaws. On the contrary, some of these patterns are considered particularly valuable. 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 colours. Nephrite ranges mainly from mid to dark green or grey-green, but it can also be white, yellowish or reddish. Rarer, and somewhat tougher, jadeite displays hues which include green, but also white or pink, and reds, blacks, browns and violets. In both minerals, the way the colour is distributed varies a great deal.
Item ID: DA-430
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