Veneer finished jewelry box decorated with Sterling Silver covered the top with carved white Jade, embellished with Amethyst and Blue Sapphire set in 2K Gold-Plated Silver. A must-have collectible for any jewelry aficionado. Tastefully and luxuriously styled with carved Jade and stone for display as a table top decor.
The Jades 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. Myanmar's jadeite mines occupy a privileged place, representing a principal source of fine jadeite 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”. From the late 18th century on, considerable amounts of jadeite were transported to Beijing and the workshops of China's foremost jade carvers, which continues to this day. Jade therefore was used for the finest objects and cult figures and for grave furnishings for high-ranking members of the Imperial family.
The art of carving jade has been practiced throughout history, and while modern tools have allowed more complex designs to be made, carving today remains an intensely painstaking and exacting art form. In order to get the most from their raw material, jade carvers need to closely study a stone’s colour, clarity and patterning before commencing the carving process. Carvers must appreciate the rarity and value of the jade they’re working, taking extreme care not to waste any of it.
Carved Jade weight: 171.47 g.
Amethyst weight: 8.65 ct.
Blue Sapphire weight: 2.65 ct.
This piece took 2 months with over 6 designers and craftsmen involved at various stages to finish it.
Size: 10.5(W) x 16(L) x 8(H) cm.
Weight: 513 g.