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CHINESE WATER BUFFALO Carved Jade Pendant on Short Twisted Multistrand 18" Necklace with Lemon Jade, Unakite, Copper. Boy Riding Ox.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Carved Chinese Jade Pendant, Lemon Jade Tube Beads, Black and Metallic Glass Beads, 12 gauge Copper Wire, Unakite Tube Beads
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Carved Chinese Jade Pendant, Lemon Jade Tube Beads, Black and Metallic Glass Beads, 12 gauge Copper Wire, Unakite Tube Beads
  • Ships from United States to .
  • Favorited by: 1 person

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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Carved Chinese jade pendant depicting a boy riding a water buffalo on a short necklace featuring lemon jade and unakite tubes plus black glass beads and small copper, bronze, and brass-colored seed beads. The necklace is 18 inches and the pendant measures appx. 1-1/2" x 1-3/8".

Necklace is strung on unbreakable nylon monofilament. The hook-and-eye clasp and the pendant's bail are hand-formed from solid copper wire. On the clasp is a little brass "hand made" charm.

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About the motif and materials:
The boy astride the WATER BUFFALO represents the early humble beginnings of Chinese Emperor Tai Zu of the Ming Dynasty & is seen on many ancient charms and ceramic pieces. Because of its importance to agriculture, the water buffalo symbolizes springtime, harvest & fertility. To city dwellers the water buffalo also represents a simple & idyllic life. On the left edge of the pendant is a stylized lucky bat, ancient Chinese symbol of good fortune.

JADE has been highly valued by humans for over 7,000 years. There are two varieties: jadeite and nephrite. I use the latter. Lemon Jade is a lime or olive-green variant of Serpentine or Nephrite.

UNAKITE is a granite gemstone in a beautiful mottled blend of pinks, greys and olive greens. A fairly new addition to the gemstone market, it is mined primarily in the Unaka Mountains of the Carolinas.
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