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Chinese Amethyst White Jade Necklace

Once in a while we find a piece that I consider ‘really rare’… this amethyst and white jade necklace is my new favorite.


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

What makes a piece rare? This is original 19th century Chinese knotting… and an unusual combination of amethyst and white jade…and the white Hetian jade plaque features the He-He twins carved in an early 19th century style … and the two sets of ‘Devil’s Work’ jade each have four interesting rings … the only 4 ring sets that I have ever owned…


After 15 years of handling Chinese ornaments, I still get a thrill touching something this beautiful!

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