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  • Antique Nephrite Jade Padlock on Necklace of Natural Chinese Turquoise

  • How can one lose with large oval pebbles of natural turquoise, combined with an antique, celadon, nephrite jade padlock? The colour and mood is a winning combination. It’s refined with the untamed natural; it’s sophistication with the unadorned.

  • The antique nephrite jade padlock, in a natural celadon colour, is also a chic contrast with the vibrant turquoise. The etched jade padlock is around 100 or more years old, but quite difficult to date. It is etched with a bat on either side, as well the lotus leaves. And the jade has been carved in the image of a padlock. This is full of symbolism for the Chinese.

  • The bat is an emblem of long life; the lotus also symbolizes longevity as well as honor. But because the flower rises from the mud and blooms beautifully, it also is an emblem of perfection and purity of both heart and mind. The padlock indicates protection and security; it is intended to convey a sense of safety in which the security padlocks itself onto the one who possess the lock shape. This lovely piece of jade carving is 6 cm across by 5 cm high and 10 mm deep: a substantial piece of jade.

  • The padlock hangs on tiny cylinders of natural turquoise with seven strands.

  • The necklace itself comprises large, natural pebbles of Chinese turquoise, which vary in size but on average, they are 30 mm x 26 mm x 15.5 mm deep.

  • A sterling 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 clasp has been made by the Karen hill tribes, of twisted silver to create a rope design.

  • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.

  • Length 48 cm with a 5 cm pendant drop.