Vintage Turquoise Disc,  Bone, Howlite Pig,  Vintage Jade on Silk ChainVintage Turquoise Disc,  Bone, Howlite Pig,  Vintage Jade on Silk ChainVintage Turquoise Disc,  Bone, Howlite Pig,  Vintage Jade on Silk ChainVintage Turquoise Disc,  Bone, Howlite Pig,  Vintage Jade on Silk ChainVintage Turquoise Disc,  Bone, Howlite Pig,  Vintage Jade on Silk ChainVintage Turquoise Disc,  Bone, Howlite Pig,  Vintage Jade on Silk Chain

On a handmade mint silk/ polyester chain hang an array of interesting elements, creating a rather cool, intriguing effect.

First there is the antique Chinese natural turquoise Bi disc (1¼ inches across or 3cm). It's a lovely pastel blue with veins running throughout, which create an appealing pattern. This is indeed a charming bit of old turquoise. The Bi disc is a symbol of harmony and longevity, always considered important in Chinese culture.
Above it, horizontally placed, is a carved basket-weave bar, made of bone ( 9 mm by 1 ½ inches across, or 4 cm).

This is then followed by the carved turquoise coloured pig, made of howlite, but dyed to resemble turquoise. He is 21 mm long by 12 mm. The pig is a symbol of intelligence and prosperity because he represents hard work and honesty. A pig, like a boar, is considered feisty. It therefore represents a determination to fight back.

This is followed by an antique calcified, natural nephrite jade trapezoid shaped piece, (17 mm by 13 mm).

And finally there is a natural, sandy gold jadeite bead (9 mm).

The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.

The necklace is 17 ½ inches long (44 cm).

Item ID: 1881


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Turquoise, Size: The necklace is 17 1/2 inches long

Vintage Turquoise Disc, Bone, Howlite Pig, Vintage Jade on Silk Chain

£360 GBP   ~ $455 USD

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