1900s Straits Chinese pendant set with dark green carved jade and small diamonds in 20k.
This is one of the older pendants, the dark green jade is thin and carved deeply with amazing texture.
It is this exquisite carving that allows the deep green to come alive - the fish has a 'moist' texture.
Both the carving style and jade color resonate with early carvings in jade jewelry. Graceful in its heirloom likeness, its longitudinal 'miniature' shape is desirable.
Wholly natural, the deep green mystery of this carving could be jadeite or omphacite.
Admirers of carved jade will love this piece, since period pieces showcasing both color and carving are now rare.
The pendant measures 4cm tall and 1.4cm wide. A dainty, small size 'finger' piece like this is even rarer.
All photos are taken in natural light, no additional lamp is used.
The ubiquitous green jade turns moist brightness when facing light. A jade piece both moist and a deep green is hard to get, carved or not.
This listing is only for the pendant (no chain).
Art Nouveau Carved Dark Jade Pendant Chinese 20k
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