Chinese carved jade earrings that are set in 18k yellow gold with 14k yellow gold screw on earring wire and back. The carved jade depicts a god of sorts with a letters below it. I do not read chinese and am I unable to interpret the message. Each earring has different letters. The mountings are simple six prong mountings with a coin edge made in China and imported into the states, most likely dating 1930-40. The jade is older than the mountings and has two drilled holes indicating it was assembled differently and may have been a bracelet.
These earrings are screw on, for non pierced earrings and are secure and snug.
Gemstones: Jade (natural untreated)
Shape: flat coin
Color: Mottled Green with White
Measurements: 2 @ 14 mm
Inclusions: surface reaching inclusion in one of the stones, priced accordingly
Dimensions: 16.5 x 16.8 mm
Metal: 18k yellow gold / 14k yellow gold ear component
Markings: 18 CJ / 14K
Weight: 5.6 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (the carved jade is older than its mounting, these pieces are drilled and were used as something else before mounted into these earrings, wear shows around the edge of the jade pieces)
Thanks for looking!!!
Jade Earrings 18k Gold Carved Jade Clip On Earrings
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.