Vintage Chinese Carved Jadeite DRAGON Jewelry Pendant 387.5 cts cb282
Vintage intricately carved Dragon found on a superb jade pendant cut in China and purchased in Hong Kong in 1979 during one of our very first buying trips to the Far East! There is a hole carved in the top for stringing or hanging purposes. The carving is of spectacular quality as you can see in the photographs.
This stunning impressive pendant measures approximately 3 3/4" long by approximately 3" wide and 1/8" thick. I've had this since the early 1980's and finally decided to part with it.
The material is a lovely soft celadon green with an ornately carved layer of butterscotch amber colored jade on top of the green layer.
During the 1970's, when this piece was purchased, the Chinese were masters at using layered multi colored materials to do 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.?
This pendant is a superb example of this technique and the amber colored layer has been carved into an ornate pattern surrounding the face of the dragon which is looking straight at you. Hopefully you can see this in the photographs
The polish is excellent and the piece is also carved and polished on the back with a completely different design. You can see these two carved designs in the photographs.
This type of workmanship is far superior to that used on most jade pendants which have low relief and minimal detail.
This is a VERY LARGE pendant- 3 3/4" long x 3" at its widest point and weighs 77.5 grams
(or 387.5 carats )!
Jadeite comes in all colors but green has always been the most popular color and few people even know the other colors exist.
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. Be sure of what you are buying!
We 100% guarantee this gorgeous vintage jade pendant to be natural UN-DYED and UN-TREATED jadeite that we purchased in the late 1970's.
**Price is for this one carved pendant and INCLUDES the cost of insured mail within the U.S.**
Vintage Origin Details
carved nephrite pendant
Country of Origin
vintage nephrite jade
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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!