Antique Chinese Qing Silver Pendant Necklace,Turquoise,Cinnabar,Coral
Antique Chi'ng Dynasty Silver Butterfly Flowers Amulet , Vintage Chinese orange brown Cinnabar,Vintage Chinese turquoise beads,Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Silver Beads ( 1644-1911 ), Vintage Japanese lampwork glass beads 1950, Vintage Natural Gray Chalcedony
This antique Chinese silver amulet pendant is most likely from the Qing Dynasty ( 1644 -1911 ) and features a butterfly on each side in high relief repousse along with two flowers framing what appears to be a peach in the middle. Oxblood coral sits above a turquoise rectangle that is approximately 3/4" long and 1/2" wide. One side of this antique piece of turquoise is smooth and the other side has a tiny perfectly round hole that had been drilled in it which you can see in one of the photos. This silver amulet itself measures approximately 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" with 4 pieces of oxblood coral dangling below creating a lot of movement.
◉ The Chinese butterfly represents love, specifically young love. Happily flitting from flower to flower, it signifies a happy social life for the young. Chinese legend also has it that the Butterfly symbolizes an undying bond between lovers.
◉ Peaches have special significance in Chinese culture - The peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and peaches are symbols of immortality and unity. Peach blossoms are even usually carried by Chinese brides.
Antique Chinese silver pieces such as this amulet pendant are near to impossible to find nowadays - I was very fortunate to find this when I was traveling in Hong Kong during the late 1970s.
This hand knotted beaded necklace features four antique Chinese silver beads also from the Qing or Ch'ing Dynasty and measure approximately 3/4" in diameter.
Vintage Chinese turquoise and natural gray chalcedony beads in a 10mm size ( there are 25mm to the inch ) are both semiprecious stone beads that we personally selected and purchased in Hong Kong during the mid 1980's.
Vintage Japanese lampwork glass beads from the 1950's are approximately 1" long and add another shape and texture.. They blend beautifully with the vintage Chinese amber genuine cinnabar beads from the 1970's.
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◉ 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.
In this instance, layers of burnt umber colored lacquer have been added on top of one another to create this stunning effect !
This hand knotted necklace measures approximately 30" long and I have dyed the silk cord a soft taupe color to blend with the gray chalcedony.
◉ This one of a kind museum quality necklace will arrive gift wrapped in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse all ready for gift giving.
◉ Shipping includes insurance within the U.S. and Priority Insured 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!