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Chinese Silver He Xiangu Bracelet

This is another one of a kind example…a large bracelet featuring Immortal Woman He or He Xiangu (Named Hé Qióng (何瓊 Hé Qióng),  (何仙姑 Hé Xiān Gū in pinyin) …the only female of the 8 Immortals… depicted on 3 panels of silver vermeil.

1-Chinese Silver He Xiangu Bracelet

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

The unique feature of this bracelet is… all of the panels are surrounded by silver curled to look like ribbons… I cannot remember ever seeing another silversmith use this technique…

2-Chinese Silver He Xiangu Bracelet

Very few individual artists have emerged form my study of Chinese jewelry… this bracelet is an example of my favorite designer…. his mark is #23SG and his designs are always interesting and often unique.


These are examples of his work which have been featured previously on the blog…

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  1. Posted September 29, 2011 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Today, jewelry continues to convey the same purposes and meanings as it did in ancient times. Jewelry is often worn as a talisman, a charm to protect its wearer from danger and to infuse his life with special energies and blessings.

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