Ref 1978

Ref 1978
Ref 1978 Ref 1978 Ref 1978 Ref 1978 Ref 1978 Ref 1978 Ref 1978 Ref 1978
Ref 1978

Availability: SOLD

  • An unadorned natural grey jadeite Bi disc, lustrous and large (5 cm across x 17 mm deep);

  • Attached to the necklace by three strands of cultured, baroque, freshwater pearls in grey (4 mm).

  • The Bi disc is important for the Chinese because it is a symbol of long life as well as harmony;

  • Four baroque, silver cultured pearls (10.5 mm)

  • Two wonderfully crafted silver beads (16.5 mm) handmade by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand;

  • Two larger silver beads (22 mm)in a swirl pattern is also made by the Karen hill tribes;

  • Karen hill tribe Fair Trade silver is nearly 98% pure silver; each piece is like a miniature bit of sculpture, individually crafted and created;

  • Artisans in Northern Thailand produce this unique silversmithing in small villages, involving whole families in the process; Their work is fairly paid, and as a result, their beads are much more expensive; But a family is supported and wonderful beads and jewellery are produced in high quality silver;

  • Two pebbles of tourmaline quartz  (25 mm x 16 mm).

  • Two brushed silver discs (14 mm)

  • Four grey quartz triangular beads (20 mm).

  • Two grey agate cylinder beads  (16 mm)

  • Traditional Chinese knotting, using their “flat and button knots” on a silk/polyester cord;

  • Toggle clasp is also made by the Karen hill tribes, using twisted silver wires to create a rope design; toggle clasps are secure and easy to use; my silver name label is attached at the clasp;

  • Length 44 cm with 5 cm pendant drop.