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Vintage Nephrite Jade Dragon on Multi Strands of Natural Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Necklace

  • For a blast of turquoise, which can be so flattering to the face, a kind of wake-up call, this necklace does the job.

  • Three strands of polished, rough cut chrysocolla nuggets form the background of the necklace. The size of the nuggets vary, as does the colour and patination, which is true to the natural stone. The size ranges from 41 mm x 25 mm, down to 16 mm x 11 mm.

  • All three chunky strands are embraced by natural turquoise beads (8 mm), which holds the wonderful, vintage, calcified, nephrite jade dragon. He is coiled around himself, like a cat chasing its tail. Deep, incised decoration, which is repeated on the flip side of the pendant, displays his eyes and a kind of crenelated scales. Measuring 2 inches across and 6 mm deep, he is a substantial piece of jade.

  • The dragon, important in Chinese culture, symbolizes the Emperor and his power and playfulness. But it also stands for the universal source of energy, known as “Chi”. The Bi disc is an emblem of longevity and harmony.

  • All three strands feed into two handmade, fair trade, sterling silver beads (14 mm) made by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand.

  • A handmade, sterling silver toggle clasp, which has also been crafted by the Karen hill tribes of twisted silver wires, 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.

  • The necklace is 16 inches long (40.5 cm) with a 2 inch pendant drop (5 cm).