Jade and jadeite came into popular use in jewelry of Western Europe and the Americas during the 1920s.
The frenetic, expanding consciousness of the Jazz Age reached out to a myriad of cultures for its inspiration in the arts. Naturally, China, with its unsurpassed aesthetics, was one of many influences.
Colorful jade and jadeite found their way into a great deal of jewelry. Green was a favored hue along with coral and black.
A cabochon of moss green jade shows off its smooth finish with a cushion shape. Four large tab prongs suit the large gemstones. Matching and complimentary colored enamels decorate the tapered sides.
In 14k gold, the soft pastel yellow gold hues set off the forest green jade to perfection.