This friendship charm Bracelet has traditional hand painted Chinese Porcelain Beads vary from the usual as these are have a geometric design rather than characters. To make it more modern gray faux pearls and chains have been used. The charms include a butterfly, heart, circular disc, bird, and flower. This stretch bracelet measures 7 - 7-1/2 inches ( 20 cm).
Traditional Chinese Porcelain
The Chinese porcelain beads are reminiscent of the antique dynasty porcelains which are famous throughout the world. The beads have been hand painted with Chinese characters representing longevity, happiness, wealth, love, and good fortune.
The blue & white porcelain became well developed in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), but flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. First natural cobalt was painted on the basic body. Then it would turn blue after being fired at high temperatures. The white glaze covered by a clear glaze highlighted the blue designs. The blue & white porcelain vases, plates, decorative items, and beads are different and unique.
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