ITEM: Alluring Jadeite & Diamond Set, Earrings & Ring.
COMPOSITION: 18k yellow gold.
GEM: Jadeite measuring 13 X 8 mm & (2) 11 X 6 mm. Diamond (28) measuring 2.2 & (48) measuring 2.0 mm = 2.56 carats total diamond weight. Gemstone weight is approximate based on measurements. No gems are removed in order to maintain the integrity of the piece.
CONDITION: Estate item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 22.1 Grams.
MEASUREMENT: Ring over 1/2" wide, knuckle to knuckle (N to S). Earrings 5/8" X 1/2".
SIZE: 6-1/2. We can size this ring for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMMENTS: This impressive set displays genuine natural Jade in a polished emerald shape cabochon bordered by bright, lively white diamonds. Over 2-1/2 carats of diamonds! The earrings are pierced style with French clip backs, very secure. Circa 1980's.
Jade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love.
The Chinese love jade because of not only its beauty, but also more importantly its culture, meaning and humanity, as Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC) said there are 11 De (virtue) in jade. The following is the translation (don't know the translator):
'The wise have likened jade to virtue. For them, its polish and brilliancy represent the whole of purity; its perfect compactness and extreme hardness represent the sureness of intelligence; its angles, which do not cut, although they seem sharp, represent justice; the pure and prolonged sound, which it gives forth when one strikes it, represents music. Its color represents loyalty; its interior flaws, always showing themselves through the transparency, call to mind sincerity; its iridescent brightness represents heaven; its admirable substance, born of mountain and of water, represents the earth. Used alone without ornamentation it represents chastity. The price that the entire world attaches to it represents the truth. To support these comparisons, the Book of Verse says: "When I think of a wise man, his merits appear to be like jade."'
Thus jade is really special in Chinese culture, also as the Chinese saying goes "Gold has a value; jade is invaluable."
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