A Wow, Double Strand Necklace of Green Jades, Antique Jades & Chrysoprase

SKU: 1970
£800.00Price
  • Four strands of chrysoprase and antique nephrite jades;

    All elements vary in size, shape and detail;

    BOTTOM STRAND:

    • Grassy green chrysoprase stones
    • Dotted throughout are antique and vintage nephrite jades beads and cylinders, in tans, burnt umber and russet shades Some plain, one carved to create an open work barrel, others are etched
    • Apple green jade beads
    • Faceted serpentine bead in a celery colour
    • Resin two-toned bead, imitating amber (chosen for its colour)
    • Carved, signed, boxwood ojimi (17 mm x 22 mm) of two mice wrapped around each other, both with inlaid eyes of horn
    • Ojime were carved, decorative toggles used by the Japanese to support their Inro, or a box-like purse for men; This is not an old piece, but made by a master carver in China, whose wife I have known and bought from for many years;

    SECOND STRAND:

    • Smaller pieces of tangy green chrysoprase
    • Interspersed with the chrysoprase are vintage and antique nephrite jade pieces is tans, celadon, ginger colours; one antique bead is carved and calcified
    • Open work celadon jadeite cylinder and jadeite bead
    • Tucked away within this strand is an antique, Chinese carved, Bakelite conch shell (20 mm x 9.9 mm)

    THIRD STRAND:

    • Flat, lighter, chrysoprase slices in an almost apple green colour
    • Antique nephrite jade beads, one in a golden tone, carved to look like bamboo another very dark and etched; another tan and etched and a last one a mottled brown
    • Another celery coloured serpentine bead

    TOP STRAND:

    • Aventurine beads (9.9 mm) in a basil green
    • Five antique carved nephrite jade beads in tans and burnt sienna tones; a central cylinder bead at 15.8 mm x 28.6 mm is in celadon with russet veins

     

    • All four strands feed into two embossed silver beads (14.8 mm x 22mm) from South Korea;
    • Handmade, fair trade silver toggle clasp, made by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand, using twisted silver wire to create a rope design; My silver name label is attached at the clasp
    • Length 43 cm (17") and 7 cm wide
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