Monthly Archives: March 2010

Chinese Silver Carved Amethyst Bracelet

This early amethyst carving of melons, flowers and a badger … symbols associated with marriage … is a work of art by a master craftsman. Amethyst is a member of the quartz family of gemstones so it has a crystal structure… in the West, amethysts are usually seen faceted. It is very rare to see […]

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Chinese Carved Glass Knotted Beads

This fabulous necklace of oval blue glass beads carved with the Shou Symbol is an example of the finest Chinese glass carving… It is also the best example that I have ever seen of another art form… Chinese knots. When pearls and precious stone beads are strung, a simple knot is placed between the beads […]

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