When you have a beautiful piece of old Nephrite jade, you want to protect it with the ultimate positive symbol. In Chinese culture, that would be the dragon. It's the most powerful symbol of good fortune and is believed to protect against just about everything.
So this fierce but benevolent dragon is cut out of sterling silver. It's etched with detail and covers the front of the very pale, near-white jade oval pendant. The pendant measures 7/8 inch across by 1 1/4 inches high (1 1/2 inches with bail which is marked 925). It hangs from a sterling silver chain marked '925 Italy'. The texture of the added chain works well with the dragon. The chain measures 24 inches and can be polished up to a nice shine though we leave the original patina for buyer to decide.
This unusual pendant necklace combines two of the most esteemed elements in centuries of Chinese culture...jade and the mighty Dragon. They make a very good team when it comes to jewelry.
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