VINTAGE Chinese JADEITE Squirrel and Flowers Pendant CB270
Exquisite vintage carved jade pendant made of JADEITE as opposed to nephrite.
Jadeite and Nephrite are completely different minerals and together they make up the " jade family". Jadeite and Jade are used interchangeably by many people who are not aware that there are actually two different kinds of Jade.
Jadeite is MUCH rarer and more valuable than nephrite.
This carved pendant weighs 77.95 carats and has detailed carvings on both front and back - it has a beautiful polish as well!
The motif on the front appears to be a squirrel surrounded by beautifully carved high relief flowers - the other side has carved leaves on it. You can see the two sides in my photographs.
This lovely piece of jadeite is a medium two toned mossy spinach green and greyish mint green as you can see in the photographs and there is a hole up at the top for hanging purposes.
** 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 carved pendant to be natural untreated Burmese jadeite from the late 1970's if not earlier that we imported into the US in the very late 1970's ***
Shipping charges within the U.S. INCLUDES insurance.
I sold many such magnificent vintage carved jadeite pendants through the Smithsonian Institution's museum shop and mail order catalog during the 1980's and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.
You'll never see beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood "gem show"!
You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page!
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First Item: $ 16.50
Additional Items: $ 0.00
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**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-$10.00 FOR UP TO 1 lb. of merchandise, depending on distance from our location.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2020
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $4.00 covers any first class shipment up to 15 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: $16.50 for any package weighing from 1-5 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $16.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). 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.
We want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchases!
We value each and every customer and are delighted that you have chosen to shop in our store! Customer relations are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on the authenticity of what we sell, how we package it, and being accessible to all of you should a question or a problem ever arise.
Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Love my beads! The coloring in the epidote was not as intense as illustrated, but it is certainly a good example of the mineral. The colors in the unakite beads are wonderful. The quality of the carving I would rate as good to excellent.
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.