Antique Qing Pendant Purple Cape Amethyst Bead Necklace- Purple Green Leaves ,Snow Quartz,Gold
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain pendant, Vintage violet purple cape amethyst beads,Vintage carved frosted snow quartz leaves, Vintage German 1950s violet blue glass beads, Chinese iridescent green glass leaves, Vintage gold filled beads
A genuine antique Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain pendant is the focal point of this one of a kind museum quality necklace. The porcelain pendant measures approximately 1 1/2" in diameter and has been set in an ornate gold plated bezel setting. It features leaves in both celadon green and deep 'malachite ' green as well as a touch of violet purple to tie in with the framework of vintage cape amethyst beads.
Vintage cape amethyst in both an 8mm size and in beautiful vintage hand carved leaves ( 3/4" x 1/2") have been combined with 3/4" long frosted snow quartz beads in an oval twist. I had both of these carved leaf beads custom cut for me in Hong Kong during the early 1980s when I was designing jewelry for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History museum shop and mail order catalogs.
Vintage West German 1950s purple and blue glass bead floral spacers and Chinese peridot green glass leaf beads which are iridescent on just one side ( you can see the 2 sides in the photos )coordinate beautifully with the green leaves in the porcelain pendant.
Ornate vintage gold filled beads in both a 4mm and 10 mm size add a bit more elegance to this one of a kind museum quality hand knotted necklace.
► All the vintage stone beads that I use in all my designs were personally selected by me and purchased in Hong Kong during the 1970s -1980s. They are top quality - beautifully cut, perfectly round and with a high polish. Most of the stone beads that are currently being imported are from India where labor is cheap and the standards of cutting are not those of Asia 30 years ago.
► SOME VERY IMPORTANT HISTORY AND INFORMATION :◀
The Communist regime in China began with Mao Tse Tung who instituted something he called " The Cultural Revolution" during the 1960's - 1970's. The effect of this revolution was similar to the destruction of priceless archeological artifacts by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Among the artifacts destroyed in China were countless irreplaceable antique porcelain objects such as vases and plates.
These broken pottery fragments were saved by the Chinese at the end of the "Cultural Revolution", and the beginning of the new Chinese political era (during the 1980's) . These broken pottery "shards" were salvaged and reworked or recycled into art objects ranging from pendant size as you see here to table top ornaments. You are actually purchasing fragments of broken teapots, dishes or bowls.These are genuine ANTIQUES.
( Blue and white porcelain shards are from the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) and the multi colored shards are from the Ch'ing Dynasty( 1644–1911/12 )
◉ PLEASE NOTE: The limited quantity of TRUE ANTIQUE shards prompted modern factories to manufacture imitations. The new shards looks similar but there are subtle differences vs. the true antiques. Chinese artisans in recent years have rescued much of this broken material, shaped the broken pieces ("shards") with smooth edges, and wrapped the fragments in a silver alloy for strength and security.
Most are fashioned as jewelry pendants with metal wire-wrapped edges.
◉ Many of the very inexpensive shards for sale online are CURRENTLY being painted on old pottery and then exported. Be sure of what you are purchasing and never be afraid to ask for documentation proving the authenticity.
Porcelain has been made in China for centuries. Much of it is so distinctive that its period of origin can be determined by typical characteristics of color and images.
◉ All the shards that I incorporate into my necklaces are truly genuine antiques and we have the certificates of authenticity from the Chinese government to prove it.
My husband was in Hong Kong multiple times during the 1980's and insisted on obtaining certificates of authenticity - you will receive one with this necklace ***
The silk cord has been dyed a lovely violet to blend with the cape amethyst beads.
This necklace measure 29" long - approximately 30" with the pendant
This long dramatic necklace will arrive gift wrapped in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse all ready for gift giving.
◉ I also sell these vintage embroidered silk brocade purses - available in 3 different sizes - in my other Etsy vintage supply shop - EurekaEureka.etsy.com
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2016
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $3.60 covers any first class shipment up to 8 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $13.50 for any package weighing from 1-8 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $13.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). Please bear with us for a few weeks while we change our listings to account for the new rates. We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
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We value each and every customer and are delighted that you have chosen to shop in our store! Customer relations are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on the authenticity of what we sell, how we package it, and being accessible to all of you should a question or a problem ever arise.
Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!