NECKLACES WITH THEMES AND ARTIFACTS OF CHINESE CULTURES:
Celebrating a year
of the pig with a centerpiece of an antique Chinese silver hat ornament in the shape of a pig’s head - also tiny jade piglets, and silver flowers from hair ornaments of the Dong people of Guizhou province. There are also beads of silver,
amber, and jade.
The Chinese zodiac, or Sheng Xiao (生肖), is a repeating 12-year cycle of animal signs and their ascribed attributes, based on the lunar calendar.*
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#1692 a & b
Small collar with antique Chinese carved Italian coral rat, celebrating the year of the rat, as its removable pendant. Also Italian coral strawberries and flowers, Chinese jade leaves and beads, and beads of black spinel, coral, tourmaline, and modern 24k gold.
2020 was the
“Year of the Rat” in Chinese culture - for those who were born in such a year (as was my beautiful Granddaughter) they may want to wear the necklace with the pendant displayed front and center. However, for those wishing to put this particular year behind us, the pendant can be positioned at the back of the neck.
Click to see #1692b
Small collar with
Ming Dynasty carved jade fish pi. Designed originally in 1997 for a California collector. Contains antique beads of 14k gold, & smoky quartz, Tapestry woven in the shape of dragons.
Chinese bi (or pi) discs are flat jade discs with circular holes in the center. In analyzing the bi disc meaning, some historians say it’s a representation of heaven; they’re often found with heaven and earth-like depictions.*