Posted 3 years ago
Old Chinese Qing dynasty ornaments and jewellery were repurposed either by Europeans during 1920's then Chinese during Republic era for export.
These were cheap because the ends of the jadeite were broken and... missing, plus one had lacking parts around two diamonds, showing the back mounting.
France marked gold posts.
2.5cm diameter of the finished half loop
Jadeite carving features an upside down bat above a pair of fruits.
I wondered if I could cut the jadeite under the carved part to make them look intact...
Jadeite being a very hard stone, and my tools being non professional, I ended by completing the missing parts with "Jade effect Fimo" polymer clay.
I saw from the enlarged pics that some finish still needed (filing and polishing the tiny irregularities)...
I'll post pics of the kyratisation process in part 2 :-)