An antique 1920s early Art Deco Chinese export ring in silver gilt, which is still remarkably vivid in its gilding. It has to be one of the best condition rings I have seen of this genre and I have seen one or two rings like this in the past, but with different stones. This has a large oval cabochon of jadeite jade on the face, which is swirly and just an amazing shade of green. Against the bright gold wash of the silver gilt, it really is captivating.
A so-called “poison ring” because of the hinged facade, which flips open to reveal the most intricately worked hidden cavity. However, it is not empty-it is hiding the most wonderful little carved Buddha figure, claw-set and carved in white jadeite. By far the best combination of stones I have seen on these pieces.
The large green jadeite stone has many halos of different rope work twists, leading to the thickest rope at the bottom of the design. A single flower accentuates the start of the band at each shoulder. It is an adjustable ring of sorts but is currently set at a UK size T (US size 9.5).
The gilding is in beautiful order, with just a slight rubbing at the very base of the band as you wear it. It is in excellent condition with no scratches or wear to the stones – just a joy of a thing! The jadeite top stone measures approx 1.7cm by 1.2cm.
I shall send in a new gift box as the boxes in the images are for display only. Complimentary Tracked and Signed postage is included.