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  1. Ref 1388

    Regular Price: £60.00

    Special Price £45.00

    • Natural black lava beads
    • hand carved wood feathers
    • rhodium silver from Korea
    • length 43cm
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  2. Ref 1864
    £190.00

    • This handmade forest green silk/polyester band supports a hand carved natural grey agate butterfly (2 inches by 2 inches). The butterfly is a symbol of long life (surprisingly), love and affection. The pendant hangs on natural jade beads (5 mm) and vintage, traditionally made Afghan beads (13.5 mm). They are crafted of gold on silver on hardened resin using classical techniques of Afghanistan.
    • The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans centuries later, a yellow 18 ct gold was used. One of the techniques used was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it. With these beads the 18 ct gold has been plated over silver and then over the resin and carved with gadroons. For me, this handiwork and the yellow gold colour gives the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems.
    • I have used a gold on silver toggle clasp which is easy to use and quite secure. My silver name label is attached to the clasp.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour coordinated silk brocaded pouch bag made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 17 inches long with a 2¾ inch pendant drop.
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  3. Ref 1865
    £225.00

    • On a handmade silk/polyester band in a khaki colour, hangs a well carved natural Burmese jade pendant in which the craftsman has utilized the two contrasting colours of stone, the caramel and celadon tones. The carving illustrates a mythical beast, or 'Qilin', crawling his way through lotus pods. The pods symbolize purity, perfection and fruitfulness, which the qilin hopes to possess.
    • Above and below the pendant are two vintage, traditionally crafted,18ct gold on silver on hardened resin beads (7mm). These are made in Afghanistan, based on ancient techniques learned from the Greeks. Even with a tiny size, the artisan has taken the trouble to etch and gadroon these beads. I love the warmth of the yellow gold as well as the attention to detail in this work.
    • Just below the band is a natural, apple green Burma jade bead (9mm) and hanging at the bottom is a faceted teardrop of heat treated chalcedony (13mm).
    • The clasp is a 14ct gold on silver toggle clasp. I prefer using toggle clasps  because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour coordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 17¾ inches long with a 3¼ inch pendant drop.

     

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  4. Ref 1866
    £225.00

    • Multi strand black PVC covered stainless steel band from which hangs a Burma jade pendant (4 cm long x 2.5 cm wide x 10 mm deep) in white with gold markings of a mystical beast possessing a double gourd (a symbol of healing and longevity)
    • the beast claims the prize, as does the wearer
    • hand blown glass on silver
    • handmade etched silver by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand
    • a pierced sand gold toned jade cylinder
    • length 46cm with 7cm pendant drop
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  5. Ref 1867
    £290.00

    • A handmade, toffee coloured, silk/polyester band supports a deeply carved peapod tied to a double gourd made of natural blue, lustrous chalcedony (1½ inches long x 1 inch wide). Above the peapods are two vintage, traditionally made gold on silver on hardened resin beads, crafted in Afghanistan. The smaller bead is 7.5 mm and the larger one is 8.8 mm. A nugget of whisky coloured natural amber sits on top of the smaller gold bead, and this is followed by another natural, lustrous chalcedony bead (12 mm).
    • The double gourd tied to a peapod has a specific symbolism for the Chinese. The double gourd is an emblem of healing and longevity, while the peapod symbolizes fruitfulness and promise.
    • The vintage gold handmade beads from Afghanistan have been made using their tradtional techniques. These beads are 18ct gold on silver on hardened resin. The Afghan have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans centuries later, a yellow 18 ct gold was used. One of the techniques used was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it. For me, this handiwork and the yellow gold colour gives the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems.
    • The toggle clasp is made from 14 ct gold of silver. I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour coordinated silk brocaded pouch bag made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 17¼ inches long with a 2½ inch pendant drop.
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  6. Ref 1881
    £325.00

    • Calcified Nephrite Jade, and a Gold Jadeite Bead all Hang on a Silk Chain
    • On a handmade mint silk/ polyester chain hang an array of interesting elements, creating a rather cool, intriguing effect.
    • First there is the antique Chinese natural turquoise Bi disc (1¼ inches across or 3cm).  It’s a lovely pastel blue with veins running throughout, which create an appealing pattern.  This is indeed a charming bit of old turquoise.  The Bi disc is a symbol of harmony and longevity, always considered important in Chinese culture.
    • Above it, horizontally placed, is a carved basket-weave bar, made of bone ( 9 mm by 1 ½  inches across, or 4 cm).
    • This is then followed by the carved turquoise coloured pig, made of howlite, but dyed to resemble turquoise.  He is 21 mm long by 12 mm.  The pig is a symbol of intelligence and prosperity because he represents hard work and honesty.  A pig, like a boar, is considered feisty.  It therefore represents a determination to fight back.
    • This is followed by an antique calcified, natural nephrite jade trapezoid shaped piece, (17 mm by 13 mm).
    • And finally there is a natural, sandy gold jadeite bead (9 mm).
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 17 ½ inches long (44 cm).
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  7. Ref 1980
    £450.00

    • Dramatic, antique, calcified nephrite jade dragon, measuring 10 cm by 7.5 cm by 4 mm deep;
    • Lively depiction of dragon, whose tail has curled up underneath its body;
    • Despite looking a bit fierce, it also appears rather humorous;
    • The dragon always symbolizes the Emperor, his power and his playfulness;
    • It also signifies what is known as “Chi” which is the universal source of energy;
    • Dragon hangs on 3 mm beads of picture jasper;
    • (Now) rare, vintage, 18 ct gold on hardened resin melon bead (13.5 mm), made in Afghanistan in the traditional way, using their ancient techniques, learned from Alexander the Greats craftsmen;
    • A good-sized (24.5mm) antique, apple green, Burma jadeite bead carved with the “shou” character, which means long life;
    • Black silk/polyester handmade chain with vermeil toggle clasp;
    • Length 48 cm;
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  8. Ref 2017
    £100.00

    • The eye is caught by this antique Ching Dynasty (1644-1911) porcelain shard of a bird sitting on a branch, eyeing a flower for its nectar. The colours are still vivid, in greens, rose, yellows, red and black. And the bird is quite lively, which is true to the Chinese porcelain of the period, hand painted in enamels and individually crafted by artisans. The oval shard is 4 cm long and 2.5 cm wide and has been framed in a Chinese silver, which is often low grade, but a silver none the less.
    • Chinese porcelain shards are simply bits of antique porcelain reclaimed from broken plates, cups, vases and other such pieces. But because they are so beautifully created, even fragments like this are works of art. The Cultural Revolution destroyed so much art of the past, which is why even fragments of antique porcelain are treasured.
    • Above the shard is an aventurine cylinder (10 mm), a black glass disc handmade in China, a vintage, handmade silver bead (14 mm), made in Afghanistan, and an aventurine, hand carved puzzle ball, or a ball within a ball (10.5 mm).
    • These all hang on an emerald green multi-strand band of PVC covered stainless steel.
    • The clasp is magnetic stainless steel and my silver name label hangs on the band itself.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • Length 44 cm with a pendant drop of 8 cm.
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  9. Ref 2018
    £65.00

    • A butterfly, delicate and enchanting as in real life, flies off the antique, Chinese Ching Dynasty (1644-1911) porcelain shard. Hand painted in vivid enamels of blue, rose and a touch of lime, the artisan who captured this butterfly, shaded his colours for a full effect. The almost round shape is slightly arched because it must have originally come from a vase. But because it was so beautifully created, even a fragment like this is a work of art. The Cultural Revolution destroyed so much art of the past, which is why even fragments of antique porcelain are treasured.
    • It is 3 cm across and is framed in a Chinese silver, which, although a very low grade, is a type of silver.
    • The shard hangs on a delicate rose coloured leather band. Four hand blown glass beads slide along the band and compliment the colours of the butterfly. The two green beads (12 mm) are from the Czech Republic and the air twist blue glass beads (13 mm) with a metal interior are from China.
    • A silver toggle clasp has been used because toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • Length 44 cm with a 4 cm pendant drop.
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  10. Ref 2019
    £80.00

    • Is it a flower or is it a colourful star? This Sterling silver pendant is studded with natural amethysts, garnets, peridot and iolite. It has been designed and made in Jaipur, India, a centre for brilliant jewellery making, and this pendant is no exception. It is 2.5 cm across.
    • It hangs on a peridot green silk/polyester band on which slide two natural green jade cylinders (14 mm) and hand worked silver cylinders (7.5 mm) and natural, purple fluorite cylinders (13 mm). All these beads compliment the pendant.
    • A silver toggle clasp has been used because toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • Length 46 cm with a 4 cm pendant drop.
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