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SIJS Art Deco Imperial Jade Emerald Ring

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18k and platinum jadeite jade ring set with a 9.14ct Burmese jade cabochon and accented with 1.99ctw natural emerald cabochons and 1ctw diamonds.

The ring is part of a three-piece jade cabochon set, a stunning instance of jade pursued by Burmese jade lovers. Quality like this is particularly coveted when the jadeite is cut at a high carat size.

Modern jade jewellery tend to lack imagination, with designs repeatedly recycled. Our objective was to design and hand forge a set of jade heirloom jewels, paying homage to historical period pieces, before jade jewellery became typically stereotyped.

The green jadeite is translucent, its colour approximating imperial green and manifested by its high dome. None of the photos were taken under direct light (to hopefully represent its green here), but if you shine white light you’ll be stunned by its ‘kryptonite’ green.

All three jadeite cabochons are set tall, for its dome beauty should not be compromised.

This design was partly inspired by a prewar Cartier Art Deco piece, except we desired for the green to host a company of colours, with emeralds, and rubies & sapphires in the matched earrings. These colours are selected very deliberately, for their ‘matte’ presence beholds the green jadeite many times more.

Six emerald cabochons are lined between the jade and old mine cut diamonds. Paying a tribute to heritage jewellery means no brilliant diamonds here – the diamonds are meant only to gently offset the yellow gold.

The roundness of the jade is mostly discerned when worn on the finger, the emeralds and the diamonds are visible only by profile, somewhat peek-a-boo.

The element of surprise is always intended in this set.

Of course there is a sentiment of Mughal jewellery, as well as a sprinkling of Art Deco halcyon fashion. Yet it’s hardly a convenience of mishmash. We merely revived the practice of East-West imaginings in the art of jewellery at a time when travel was limited (thus imagination had a distinct flavour!). Set in ‘true’ old glamour, we meant for this jade ring to be treasured and passed on as an heirloom jewel.

We’d like to extend a challenge to you 🙂 Try hunting for a piece of Burmese jade in this quality; then if you are successful, does its design warrant the jade an heirloom jewel?

With certification papers.

The original painting is by 刘抗 (Liu Kang), a Singaporean artist born in 1911.

Our story of its making here.

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