Vintage Chinese 800 Silver Qilin Riding a Hematite Bead NecklaceVintage Chinese 800 Silver Qilin Riding a Hematite Bead NecklaceVintage Chinese 800 Silver Qilin Riding a Hematite Bead NecklaceVintage Chinese 800 Silver Qilin Riding a Hematite Bead NecklaceVintage Chinese 800 Silver Qilin Riding a Hematite Bead Necklace

The Qilin ('chee-lin') is a mythical creature, sometimes referred to as the Chinese Unicorn. He represents wisdom and cosmic harmony. During the Qing Dynasty, Qilins were made by every silversmith and even government workers assigned to create these. They were often given as wedding gifts to promote happiness and fertility.

This vintage necklace features the two-sided Qilin with a happy, prosperous rider. It's made of 800/1000 Chinese silver (sterling is 925/1000).

The Qilin rides on a long necklace made of Hematite beads. Strands of the beads also dangle below.

The necklace measures about 28 inches around. The Qilin measures 2 3/4 inches across by 4 3/4 inches long with the beads. The hematite beads are 8mm wide with some larger ones at the bottom of the dangles. The necklace weighs 180 grams. There's no clasp...it just slides over the head.
It's in excellent condition with a beautiful unpolished patina. Circa 1950s.

Click on FAVORITE SHOP and be the first to see our newest listings.

Item ID: RL5021


FREE Domestic Shipping

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver / Gray / Black, Size: Necklace 28 inches - Qilin 2 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches (with dangles)

Vintage Chinese 800 Silver Qilin Riding a Hematite Bead Necklace

$165 USD

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

17 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


GreatVintageStuff


Rita Brand
Deerfield Beach
FL
  

Peddlers of good old stuff and vintage estate jewelry

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all items. Layaway available. We ship within one business day. Welcome and enjoy your visit.

Member since 2010

Shipping & Handling:Free
Insurance:Included
Shipping to: USA
change

More from GreatVintageStuff