A rare and stunning vintage sterling 925 silver and gold vermeil / antique Chinese dragon brooch set with a huge white lustrous pearl in it's mouth and offset with sparkling ruby eyes in great vintage condition with many hallmarks in many places see photo's and a large 6cm in length. Please examine all photos VERY CAREFULLY as these are an integral part of the description and the final sale as there is a.Please feel free to ask any questions before purchasing and to view my other antique and vintage collectables. Was associated with the Emperor of. And used as a symbol to represent imperial power. The founder of the Han dynasty Liu Bang claimed that he was conceived after his mother dreamt of a. In the Qing dynasty appeared on the first. Under their chin or in their claws. Is associated with spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity, power, immortality, thunder, or the moon. To the ancients, ruby was known as "the king of gems". To some it was a representation of the sun. To others it represented integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courage, romance, generosity, inspiration, and prosperity.
According to legend, warriors implanted rubies under their skin to bring valor in battle. As a talisman, ruby would warn its owner against danger and disaster.
Ground to a fine powder and placed on the tongue, it was believed by some ancient cultures to cure blood diseases, stop bleeding, ensure good health, bring peace, and treat indigestion. In England, it was used for coronation rings and to this day enjoys popularity among royalty.
Fergie, the Duchess of York received a ruby engagement ring from Prince Andrew. The red aura of rubies makes them appear bigger than they really are. Rubies are the scarcest of all gemstones and command extremely high prices. Their average size is also generally less than any other gemstone's.
Today, rubies have numerous applications: as styluses in turntables, as tiny bearings in expensive wristwatches, and in rod form, they form a crucial component at the laser's core. Ruby is the birthstone of July. Since Ruby represents romance and devotion, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. It is the traditional wedding anniversary gift for a couple's 15th and 40th year.
June is one of only two months that has three birthstones associated with it, giving the lucky people born in June a choice of gemstones between pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. Junes birthstones range from creamy-colored opalescent pearl and moonstone to the rare color-changing alexandriteone of the most valuable gems on earth. With this spectrum of price points and color options, people with June birthdays can choose a beautiful gemstone to fit any mood or budget. Pearls have been used as adornment for centuries at least as far back as ancient Greece, where they believed pearls were tears of the gods. The oldest known pearl jewelry was discovered in the sarcophagus of a Persian Princess who died in 520 B.
Ancient Japanese folktales told that pearls were created from the tears of mythical creatures like mermaids and nymphs. Early Chinese civilizations believed that dragons carried pearls between their teeth, and the dragon must be slain to claim the pearlswhich symbolized wisdom. Other cultures associated pearls with the moon, calling them teardrops of the moon.Hindu folklore explained that dewdrops fell from the moon into the sea, and Krishna picked one for his daughter on her wedding day. Because natural pearls were so rare throughout history, only the richest echelon could afford them. During the Byzantine Empire, rules dictated that only the emperor was allowed to wear these treasured gemstones.
Ancient Egyptians were often buried with their prized pearls. Tudor England was known as the Pearl Age because of the stones popularity with the upper class during the sixteenth century.Portraits showed royals wearing pearl jewelry and clothing adorned with pearls. Pearls became more accessible in the early 1900s when the first commercial culturing of saltwater pearls began in Asia. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the marketmaking this classic gemstone affordable for nearly any budget. The item "STERLING SILVER CHINESE DRAGON PEARL RUBY GOLD VINTAGE PIN / BROOCH" is in sale since Saturday, March 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Unknown Period".
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