Thousands of people visit this site and arrive at a specific post via a search engine without seeing the main page. Please click on the PrivateCollection logo at the top to go there. The site is maintained as a Tribute to Susan as a small part of her legacy. Nothing on the site is for sale. Questions are sometimes answered, time permitting. PrivateCollection is the Photo Blog for Susan Dods, a long time antique dealer and collector. The site features photographs and commentary on very special pieces of Chinese Jewelry. View ALL of the posts in the archive with our exclusive PictureBook format.     相片书

Chinese 19th Century Amber Necklace Pendant

This 19th Century necklace uses Chinese knots and features a large cherry amber carving of Buddha’s Hand… a symbol of a long and happy life…


[ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ]

Modeled after an Asian citrus fruit… a fingered citron – that resembles the hand position of the Buddha in mediation… the fruit is called Buddha’s Hand.

02 01

This necklace also gives me the opportunity to share some more information about cherry amber… one of my ‘bead pals’ sent me a link to a website that has great information on amber … Thanks Nick (mrbrokenpieces on eBay) …we’re always grateful for your help!

Visit PrivateCollection’s PictureBook to see additional photos… many in larger formats.

This entry was posted in Chinese Jewelry. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.


  1. Posted April 1, 2011 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    WoW that is one cool pendant !! TY for the nice post never seen anything like it before

  2. Posted April 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂

  3. Susan
    Posted April 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank You!

  4. Posted August 16, 2011 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    Very beautiful design..haven’t seen such a nice pendant !!

Private Collection Home