Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents.Natural coral is intact with no chips or surface wear, turquoise glass is smooth with no cracking or chipping. Bale is secure and original. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. While not marked the style of design and construction reveals this piece was made in China. 3-dimensional design is sweet and thoughtfully made. Nicely sized with a solid weight and feel it's well suited as a chunky charm for a bracelet or petite pendant on necklace. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you don't know what you're looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day society's collective memory. To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history.
Chinese jewelry is laden with symbolism - from the symbolic meanings of the natural stones to the enamel depictions. Stones like natural jade, coral, and tourmaline were popular and carried special meanings with them. For example, jade was considered a symbol of desirable qualities, like wisdom and beauty.
The stones were often doubled with meaning, as they were hand-carved into symbolic forms. True antique Chinese jewelry is carefully crafted as, as evident by the incredibly dense and delicate silver filigree and vibrant enameling that dominate many designs._gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
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