I found this beautifully carved wood bird cage decoration in China. It portrays a vase woth flowers and Chinese coins. I hangs in front of a deep green jade pendant which shows off the very detailed carving of the wood piece. It is topped with a deep green jasper bead and a carved bone bead. This one-of-a-kind piece is very charming and a great conversation piece. The entire pendant is 1 1/2” wide and drops 3” from a black natural leather cord that is adjustable using slip knots from 17” to 34” so it can be worn a variety of lengths - close to your neck or longer.
Birds as pets are very important in China and many households have them. The Chinese prize the song bird especially and take very good care of them, feeding them fresh insects and taking them to the park every morning much as we would our pet dogs as well as decorating their cages. It is very common the see the parks full of older men and women early the the morning each with their own caged pet bird at their side.
Jade has been worn for centuries by Chinese royalty. It is believed to be a spiritual stone and has been called the jewel of heaven. It represents the five principal virtues: charity, modesty, courage, justice and wisdom. From cloudy white to golden brown, light to dark green, to rare lavender, jade is the most highly prized Asian gemstone. Jade has been regarded as the most precious stone for thousands of years. It is believed to protect the wearer and ensure good luck and good health as well as to increase life span.
Chinese Carved Wood Bird Cage Decor Pendant Necklace
$152 $190 SALE