Monthly Archives: December 2007

Chinese Silver Turquoise Bracelet

The form of this extra wide (4.4cm) Chinese silver bangle shows the influence of the Western market on the 19th century Chinese silversmith. Large decorated silver bangles became popular in Europe in the mid 19th century. What intrigues me about this bracelet is that the construction appears western while the decoration is Chinese…carved turquoise cabochons […]

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Chinese Sapphire and Seed Pearl Necklace

Do you believe in magic? Is it possible that a gemstone can bring the wearer good fortune? There seem to be a number of opinions…for centuries the Sapphire, in addition to its  obvious beauty, has been associated with mystical and healing powers. "In 1299, the Queen gave King Edward I a gold pendant set with […]

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