Antique Chinese Jade Stud Earrings 20k
Antique jade studs set in 20k.
Early jade studs come to us as and when, and they sell out quickly. Do you wonder why?
The natural jadeite is without say Type A, made during a time when we do not worry about color intervention (treatment 1970s onwards). But that is not the only reason.
Early jadeite were selected in a spectrum of jade colors, ranging from pale mint to dark green, without the modern obsession over standards such as "apple", "imperial", "ice" jade green, or stubbornness over uniform striations.
I feel it is this un-market led choice that gives the old jade studs we find their organic beauty and timelessness, in turn suggesting a sense of freedom when one chooses to wear these over modern cut jade.
This pair has a higher dome (than the other jade pair in the photos), with thicker prong work.
Studs are 7mm across, with screw back ear posts of course.
We may consider exchanges on a case-by-case basis. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. We accept order cancellations as long as we haven’t shipped out the order. We ship everywhere. If you do not see shipping prices offered to your location in the shopping cart, please get in touch with us, and we will get back to you with a shipping quote. DHL Express Worldwide generally delivers packages in 2 days. There may be delays due to busy seasonal periods or customs processing. Much of period-authentic Chinese jewellery can be collected, and passed on as a set. Two or more pieces will easily exceed SGD10,000. We offer this as we too are always excited when we can acquire jewellery a whole set. And we think you may too. For gold, we use the GemOro Auracle tester. For gemstones, we work with an independent gemologist (GIA Alumni Association) and jewelry appraiser. If you wish to include gemstone certification papers with your purchase, you can select the “With Gem Report” option on the product page. This service is an extra SGD70 (approximately USD48), and will require an additional week to process. Please note that the gemstone report is not necessary with your purchase. We include this professional service as an assurance to international shoppers, just as one would pay for a shipping upgrade. We do not profit from this service 🙂 This is a general guide, as many sellers and observers date jewellery between the two wars differently. Another general rule is that if we can see clear signs of production and lesser of craftsmanship, we are less inclined to say that something is ‘antique’. Earlier vintage pieces were finished both by hand and machines. Subsequently, as technology became more prevalent in jewellery craft, we have fewer problems identifying a jewellery piece as ‘vintage’. For international customers, please get in touch with us if you can’t find anyone locally to fix it. Send the item back and we will fix it for you. We may or may not charge a service fee for repair work; this depends on how much work there is to be done. We offer this service hardly to make money. We offer this service because of the nature of work that we do. Many pieces of antique jewellery are not serviced properly in modern jewellery stores (unless you have a personal relationship with the store owners). What we do for our local customers, we offer to our international customers. We hope this is our added advantage. We only charge when we upsize rings by two sizes and above. We charge approximately SGD70 (USD50) for upsizing, but may increase this fee by a little depending on the ring size and complexity of the job.
We test every jewellery item for gold purity and gemstone identity.
There isn’t a fixed rule for this. For us, we date ‘antique’ as pre-WWII and ‘vintage’ as post-WWII.
We may consider exchanges on a case-by-case basis.
We accept order cancellations as long as we haven’t shipped out the order.
DHL Express Worldwide generally delivers packages in 2 days.
There may be delays due to busy seasonal periods or customs processing.
For gold, we use the GemOro Auracle tester.
Please note that the gemstone report is not necessary with your purchase.
We do not profit from this service 🙂