Antique Qing Silver Bead Necklace,Vintage Tibetan turquoise,Black Onyx
Vintage Tibetan turquoise beads, Antique Qing Dynasty OrnatenSilver Beads ( 1644-1911) Vintage African Turquoise, Vintage Black Cinnabar, Vintage Black Onyx
Six ( 6) rare antique Qing Dynasty silver beads ( 1644-1911) are only a few of the unique focal beads of this 28" long , hand knotted on black silk, limited edition necklace .
This elegant necklace makes a bold statement with the large vintage 16mm 1970s Chinese black cinnabar beads which are hugged either side by the antique Chinese ornately etched silver beads from the Ching ( Qing Dynasty)
? Genuine cinnabar beads are made from a lacquer which is derived from a tree sap found in China. The tree is tapped like a maple and the resulting gum is purified by heating and then made into lacquer by adding a solvent. This resulting lacquer is slowly added in many layers over a wood base. The lacquer can be colored in various hues including black, red, green, yellow and brown although most people are only aware of the red cinnabar.
These many layers of lacquer are then hand carved with intricate designs representing various symbols or images found in nature such as birds and flowers.?
Vintage black onyx beads in 3 different sizes: 10mm,14mm and 20mm as well as black onyx abacus shaped beads which we had custom cut in Hong Kong during the early 1980s, make up the majority of beads in this hand knotted necklace. (there are 25mm to the inch ).
? All the stone beads which we imported back in the 1970s- 1980s - and which I use in all my designs - were precision cut in China with a uniform polish and perfectly round - the pride in workmanship was incredible back then - sadly the majority of the stone beads which are now being imported to this country come from India where the standards of cutting are no where near those of China over 30 years ago.?
The vintage Tibetan turquoise is also approximately 14mm ( a bit larger than 1/2" ) and beautifully matches the vintage African turquoise.
Little silver plated pewter beads have been placed to either side of the black cinnabar for more definition and texture.
This necklace will arrive in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse all ready for gift giving.
? Shipping cost includes insurance within the U.S. and International ?
All Other Countries
First Item: $16.50
Additional Items: $1.00
First Item: $6.00
Additional Items: $0.50
We try to ship (First class) within 72 hours of receiving payment. Insurance will add a bit more depending on the value of your purchase.Our products ship first class mail and Priority Mail in the USA and First Class international.
If the customer wishes to have tracking and insurance for international orders,the package must be shipped either Express or Priority mail. Please contact us for such estimated shipping costs.
We cannot be responsible for shipments lost in transit unless insured by the customer.
**We automatically insure DOMESTIC packages if they're $100 or more! All such packages have a tracking number and normally ship USPS First Class *** Priority mail is $7.50 FOR UP TO 1 lb. of merchandise.
For international shipping of higher value items, please contact us for a shipping quotation.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2016
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $3.60 covers any first class shipment up to 8 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $13.50 for any package weighing from 1-8 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $13.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). Please bear with us for a few weeks while we change our listings to account for the new rates. We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
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Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!