Vintage Jadeite Carved Dragon Pendant Jade Bead Necklace,Apple Jade

$1,150.00
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Product Description

Exquisite vintage carved jade pendant made of JADEITE as opposed to nephrite hangs as the focal piece on this 30" long hand knotted jade , apple jade, and aventurine necklace.

This carved pendant weighs 335 carats and has detailed ornate carvings on both front and back - -has a beautiful polish - and measures approximately 2 5/8" long by 2" wide and approximately 1/4" thick . The motif is that of a dragon which wraps around the bottom on one side and what appears to be a bat opposite the dragon's head. You can see the two sides in my photographs.
Both of these symbols in Chinese folklore - that of a dragon and a bat - symbolize happiness, good fortune and harmony.
This lovely piece of jadeite is a medium two toned celadon green and amber golden brown as you can see in the photographs.

? During the 1970's, when this piece was purchased, the Chinese were masters of intricate and detailed relief carvings. This is truly a lost art and pieces such as this are no longer available unless you are lucky enough to find an old vintage piece produced during the 1970's or earlier.

Jade has been valued for thousands of years and the name itself is almost magical.
For this reason, many sellers put the word 'jade' in descriptions of other materials that are being sold as jade. Jadeite and Jade are used interchangeably by many people who are not aware that there are actually two different kinds of Jade Be sure of what you are buying! .
Jadeite is MUCH rarer and more valuable than nephrite. Jadeite and Nephrite are completely different minerals and together they make up the" jade family "?

? PLEASE NOTE: Burma ( Myanmar ) has perhaps the worst human rights record of any country. Consequently, the US government has recently enacted a ban on imports of rubies and jade from this country as of the fall of 2008 making such material even more scarce and desirable!
Material already inside the US can be freely sold but new imports are banned.
? We 100% guarantee this gorgeous vintage jadeite pendant to be natural UN-DYED and UN-TREATED jadeite that we purchased in the late 1970's.

I've dyed the silk cord dark green to match the AAA grade nephrite beads which make up the majority of the necklace and which are 10mm in size ( there are 25mm to the inch ). They are beautifully uniform in size with a high polish - typical of the material that was exported from China during the 1970s-1980s. Nowadays, most of the stone beads are being cut and exported from India where the standards of cutting are not like what was produced in Asia over 30 years ago. We hand selected all of our jade beads for designs I was creating for the Smithsonian's museum shops and mail order catalogs during the mid 1980s.

The apple jade beads are a bit larger -approximately 12mm.
Hand carved 1" long aventurine leaves that were custom cut for us in Hong Kong add another texture and visual interest to this one of a kind necklace.
This necklace will arrive in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse all ready for gift giving.

? Shipping includes insurance within the U.S. and internationally - and this necklace will be shipped REGISTERED Mail because of the value - International mail will shipped PRIORITY
Materials Used
Vintage Chinese hand carved dragon jadeite pendant, vintage nephrite AAA grade beads, vintage apple jade beads, vintage carved aventurine stone leaves beads
More Info

? PLEASE NOTE: Burma ( Myanmar ) has perhaps the worst human rights record of any country. Consequently, the US government has recently enacted a ban on imports of rubies and jade from this country as of the fall of 2008 making such material even more scarce and desirable!
Material already inside the US can be freely sold but new imports are banned.
? We 100% guarantee this gorgeous vintage jadeite pendant to be natural UN-DYED and UN-TREATED jadeite that we purchased in the late 1970's.
Product Attributes

Primary Material: Vintage Jadeite carved dragon bat pendant, nephrite beads,apple jade, aventurine

Size: 30" long

Pattern: EurekaEureka

Color: Green

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