In Mandarin, "jade" (yu) refers to a fine, beautiful stone with a warm color and a rich luster that is often times skillfully and delicately carved. In Chinese culture, jade symbolizes nobility, perfection, constancy, and immortality. It is known as the “imperial gem”, as it was worn by the most wealthy and influential members of society. For millennia, jade has been an intimate part of the lives of Chinese of all ranks and classes. It has been mined and used in jewelry for royalty since the Neolithic period. This was likely a ‘Grand Tour’ piece, as wealthy young English adults traveled to countries near and far, and brought back carved gems and other treasures to have them set into jewelry back in England.
This antique Edwardian white gold and jade ring was handcrafted in England around 1915. This piece features a carved jade stone with a leaf motif set in 18 karat white gold. The jade is oval in shape and measures 18.2 x 12.4 x 3.1 mm. This ring is a size 4.75 and it weighs 3.9 grams. It is hallmarked with the gold purity mark, “18CT”.
Add a pop of color to your finger with this beautiful jade ring.
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