A tantalising and striking long green jade pendant with circular jade disc generously set in 18 KT yellow gold, Tsavorite garnet set bead, black/grey Tahitian pearls, 1 x Moxiextre (jade type) cylinder set in gold and Tsavorite garnets, chrysoprase and carved green onyx melons on 18 KT yellow gold and three textured yellow gold beads.
This long green jade necklace was conceived as an integration of East and Western notions of aesthetics and politics (but within jewellery). Here Western design and materials (as in culture not geography) such as Tahitian Pearls and chrysoprase are integrated with Burmese jade cut in China. These stones are worked in a pattern on to 18 carat yellow gold wire.
While there is a cultural element to the choice of stone, the hand-wiring – pulling it all together is of an organic nature.
Images show Tantalise coupled with Presentation Piece
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Item code: J, P & G 24 (c)Price on Application
Tantalise is a sautoir or long pendant that here, hangs from a lovely flat jade ring set in 18 KT yellow gold. I feel it is a seductive piece comprised of jade cylinder with two 18 KT yellow caps set with Tsavorite garnets.
In between the ‘key features’ are stones of: deep green aventurine carved melons, grey-black Tahitian pearls and chrysoprase beads hand-wired on 18 KT yellow gold wire. Where the jade ring is attached to the necklace the three strands are accented in hand-made 18KT yellow gold beads and yellow gold clasp.
From a general perspective these long green jade necklaces (with black pearls or white) were conceived as an integration of Eastern and Western notions of aesthetics and politics within pieces of jewellery. Eastern (Burmese, Chinese, or Russian jade and white Australian South Sea pearls (or black or silver Tahitians) is attracted to Western style; West is attracted to East. Here Western design, culture and materials: such as Australian white South Sea Pearls, Australian chrysoprase, and opal are integrated with Burmese jadeite and jade cut in China. These gems are worked onto 18 KT gold wire. While there is a cultural element to the choice of stone, by hand-wiring it together it has given it an organic ‘feel’.
Green tones (from light to dark green with white or black) are heightened with contrasting textures, sizes and shapes.
Australians are (on a daily basis) reminded one way or another of a co-existence (both friendly and strained) with various Asian cultures in the Asia-Pacific region. From a Pre-European perspective, Asians have visited Australia for a longer period than it has been thought. Ancient Chinese and Viking wrecked boats have been found off our northern coasts.
Over some centuries, Indonesian fishermen have integrated with Northern Australian aboriginals – impacting on Aboriginal art forms, distinctively more Asian in style than the rest of Australian Aboriginal art.
As pearl farming became another developing business in Australia, Japanese and other Asian groups of pearl farmers integrated with the populace in the beautiful Broome region – bringing another dimension to pearl farming to our world famous South Sea Pearls. Pearling is an established part of Australian history and business.
- 1 x 29 mm circular jade disc generously set in 18 carat yellow gold
- 1 x Tsavorite garnet set bead 10.42mm
- Tahitian pearls 9.90 (on pendant) to 12.64, 1 x 38 x 14.07mm
- Moxiextre (jade type) cylinder set in gold 6mm
- 15 mm end caps and16 Tsavorite garnets (8 each cap)
- 12 x chrysoprase (approx. 14mm)
- 10 x carved ‘melon cut’ green onyx beads (11.99 to 11 mm)
- hand wired on 18 carat yellow gold
- 3 x textured gold beads
- LENGTH: back of neck to bottom 19.2 inches