Pendant, Hetian Jade, Hand-Carved, Two Pods Of Peas & Lady Bug.
Pendant, Hetian Jade, Hand-Carved, Relief Of Two Pods Of Peas, and a Lady Bug Sitting Top Of Pods, Light Greenish Grey, Traces Of Brown and Black.
A very high-quality solid Jade carved pea pod pendant. The peas in a pea pod represent fertility and the pod represents prosperity. It was believed in ancient China that children brought wealth to the family.
In China, nephrite names are based on colour. White nephrite has always been and still is the most highly revered. Owning a piece of white, or “mutton fat,” nephrite is the dream of all jade collectors. Next on the popularity list is green nephrite. It has the same hue as the most valuable jadeite jade but it’s not as bright. The slightly weaker lustre gives it a more conservative look. Green nephrite has attracted consumer attention due to the recently skyrocketing prices of white nephrite and good-quality jadeite jade.
Hetian, also known as Hotan, is located in northwestern China (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) and has always been synonymous with the best nephrite. The area is known for yielding the famous top-quality white “mutton fat” jade.
Traditionally named “Hetian Jade” is mainly from the Kunlun (Karakoram) and A’erjin (Altai) Mountains. Most of the production from these two areas are white, light greenish-white, or light green. Nephrite with a very obvious green hue is called “green nephrite” (“Bi Yu” in Chinese). Most green jade production is from the Manasi River Valley in the south of the Jungar Basin. Primary deposits are located on the north slope of the Tian Shan (or Tien Shan) Mountains. In the trade, it is called “Manasi green jade.
Item Code - JEW11D336PA
Pendant Width: 1 3/4" Height: 3 1/4" Depth: 1" Pendant & Band Length: 9 1/4" Total Weight: 95 g
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