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Silver Chinese Bracelets

A pair of bracelets was the traditional betrothal gift for many women in China …worn one on each wrist… this pair is solid silver, handmade and marked with Chinese ideograms.

Capture_00019-757747 The bracelets are decorated with one motif repeated three times …two dragons chasing the sun… the dragons represent fertility or male power and the sun represents heaven …and this particular sun also appears to have a pearl or the moon at the center which would represent feminine power and potentiality… symbolic language that captures the hopes all people have when they marry.

The fine detail and a sculptural quality to the dragons and the sun make these favorites of mine.

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