ITEM: Vintage Jade Bangle Bracelet circa 1950-60's.
COMPOSITION: 14K Gold.
CONDITION: Estate Item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 22.8 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 7" inside circumference. 7 mm wide.
COMMENTS: Hand crafted 14k gold bracelet with carved jade accent is made in a hinged bangle style. Circa 1950-60's. It has beautiful engraved floral accent with scalloped borders where the jade is inserted. The clasp is very tight and secure with added safety chain. There is two small dimples in the gold indicative due to age does not take away from the beauty of this bracelet.
Jade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love.
The Chinese love jade because of not only its beauty, but also more importantly its culture, meaning and humanity, as Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC) said there are 11 De (virtue) in jade. The following is the translation (don't know the translator):
'The wise have likened jade to virtue. For them, its polish and brilliancy represent the whole of purity; its perfect compactness and extreme hardness represent the sureness of intelligence; its angles, which do not cut, although they seem sharp, represent justice; the pure and prolonged sound, which it gives forth when one strikes it, represents music. Its color represents loyalty; its interior flaws, always showing themselves through the transparency, call to mind sincerity; its iridescent brightness represents heaven; its admirable substance, born of mountain and of water, represents the earth. Used alone without ornamentation it represents chastity. The price that the entire world attaches to it represents the truth. To support these comparisons, the Book of Verse says: "When I think of a wise man, his merits appear to be like jade."'
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