Question : Hi, I was wondering what the value of this finely carved jade/gold piece of jewelry is worth. It's very delicately carved with the wings roughly 2mm thick. It's from japan from ww1 or ww2. Backing and center of piece is 12 karot gold. The hue of the jade is slightly lighter than this photo.
RD Langer Answers: The Jade butterfly appears to be Chinese, not Japanese, but I would have to examine it more closely.From the photo, I would provide an auction value of $500.-800.