A porcelain Ming Dynasty shard is the focal point of this simple yet elegant Necklace. The pendant is outlined in silver and three porcelain round beads accent each side. The spacers and chain are silver-toned metal. The necklace measures about 21 inches (53 cm) in length and has a 3 inch extension chain (7 cm). The pendant has a drop of approximately 45mm (about 1 3/4 inches).
This necklace is so versatile - it looks great with denim for a casual look as well as adding a touch of sophistication for a dressier look.
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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These earrings would coordinate with this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/6648178/good-luck-earrings
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