This fabulous Chinese rose quartz necklace, circa 1900-1920, features both carved and smooth rose quartz beads as well as a gorgeous pendant clasp. The carved Chinese motif beads measure approximately 15mm in size while the smooth beads are approximately 8mm in size, The beads are alternately strung and hand knotted on the original silk cord. The oval pendant clasp is Chinese silver with an embossed floral and beaded design along the side. It closes with a box and tongue mechanism. The top holds a large, polished, convex, rose quartz cabochon measuring 1 3/8" in length and 1' in width. The necklace measures 15 1/2" in length. The pendant clasp is stamped with a Chinese hallmark on the underside. The piece is in very good condition with no damages; the silk cord shows wear from age and use.
Rose quartz is known as the love stone. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It is also the stone of love in marriage.
Rose Quartz has a gentle vibration of love for the owner. It gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms. Rose Quartz opens the heart to love.