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Chinese Silver 8 Immortals Bracelet

A new version of the Eight Immortals… When I showed this bracelet to a friend she asked me why the maker would have made such an unusual variation of the traditional Immortals bracelet…


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

The eight panels of this bracelet are triangles -curved and tapered.


My first thought was that many of the Chinese silver ornaments that we have photographed are made by great craftsmen. But some of the great craftsmen are also artists… and artists are driven to create something new…


I feel very lucky to have found this piece!

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  1. Patrick Mauboussin
    Posted July 29, 2012 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I do love your collection, I am also a jeweler.

  2. Wenyan ZHAO
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    creative design. We were told many stories about eight immortals in our childhood, but seeing them in eight panels of a bracelet is amazing. love it.

  3. Susan
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Thank you! Bob has a photo in this gallery that you might find interesting too. target=”_blank”>

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