Monthly Archives: June 2007

Chinese Multi-Gemstone Necklace-Export

The Jade Wedding set in my previous posting was an example of Chinese ornaments made for the Chinese market; the symbols have little meaning for the Westerner.   This is an example of what I call Chinese export silver jewelry. This multi-gemstone necklace is from the first quarter of the 20th century. Tourmaline, jade, amethyst, […]

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Chinese Wedding Set-Jade and Silver

It seems appropriate to start June with a a set of ornaments associated with weddings… in this case a Buddhist wedding. This set of nephrite jade, silver, and coral earrings and clip are carved with such delicacy that from a distance they look like lace. The jade in the clip is carved with two figures […]

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