An elegant bird ring, designed with diamond studded and carved jade wings,
diamond studded body, blue sapphire studded tail and rubies in the eyes. The
beak, ring shank and settings are all in 18K gold.
Seamlessly merging the sparkling diamonds and jade together was an art in itself.
The jades are special – originated in Myanmar and was hand carved in China.
Although jadeite deposits are found throughout the world (Guatemala, Japan,
Russia, and California), Burma remains the primary source of best jade, hidden in
the mountains where geography, soil, and climate all come together to produce
the finest. The sourcing of the Jade from Myanmar and carving it in China began in
1780’s with Emperor Qianlong, who extended China's jurisdiction into northern
Burma, calling it the “Imperial Gem”. Jade was therefore used for the finest objects
and cult figures and for grave furnishings for high-ranking members of the Imperial
family. They were also carriers of Chinese traditional arts and literature and were
representative of its user's personal aesthetic sense and their social status,
especially the imperial courts.
After sourcing the jades, this piece took approximately 2.5 months to finish, with
over 9 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages
Carved Jade: 0.58 gm.
Full cut Diamonds: 1.04 ct.
Rubies: 0.02 ct.
Blue Sapphires: 0.21 ct.
Dimension: 3.07 (L) x 3.35 (W) x 2.78 (H) cm.
Weight: 18.93 g.