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a long silk ribbon necklace / long pendant necklace with jade dragon pendant and trade beads in warm earthy shades of brown - olive - yellow, a beautiful one of a kind / OOAK piece in Asian tribal jewelry style.

This is an understated, quite unusual Asian ethnic necklace: the Chinese dragon pendant has a cute looks and a simple, archaic design, it is combined with four antique Bohemian vaseline trade beads and two Afghan olive green jade beads. They are brass wired and attached to silk sari ribbon with antiqued brass rings. The colors beautifully play together : brown-olive green stone (pendant), bright translucent lemon yellow, intense olive green (beads) and the auburn-chartreuse-yellow silk ribbon. The necklace closes with a short brass ring chain and a handmade hammered brass s-hook clasp. I added two small beads in the same colors as the big ones to the ends of the strands, they add interest to the back. This one of a kind piece is both, earthy and dressy, it will go anywhere, anytime, but will certainly draw attention when dressed up.

Please read my material description below.

length: longest length, from back of the neck to base of the pendant, is approx. 44 cm / 17,6“ , it can be shortened to approx. 41 cm / 16,4”
total length of the chain, without pendant: 80,5 cm / 31,4”
pendant: length 5 cm, thickness 1,3 cm
diameter of the beads is approx. 13 mm

care: the silk ribbon can be washed with cool water and a tiny amount of mild detergent. Rinse under running water and let it air-dry. I actually did this after finishing the necklace. The brass is antiqued, but may patinate more over time. Buff it with a metal cleaning cloth if desired.

- pendant: this was one of my first experiences with buying in China, I so much liked this dragon with it’s cute looks (two slightly different faces) and archaic design. I purchased it as “Chinese old jade Hongshan culture dragon”. I don’t think that it is old jade, I don’t know if the stone is jade at all, but I still like it. And the pendant is by no means old, but either a replica of a Hongshan culture piece, or just an imitation of their style. Hongshan was a neolithic culture in the north-east of China, and it is famous for their jade work. The dragon is said to be related to power, and to rain making rituals.
- vaseline beads: these are antique, with cone holes, made in Bohemia in the beginning of 20th century. The intense translucent yellow is uranium glass which glows under black light. These beads were exported to Africa, and they show their age, they are windblown, the surface looks like frosted glass.
- olive green beads are jade from Afghanistan, the color is quite unusual. Beads were made in Peshawar, Pakistan in a small family workshop
- small yellow beads at the ends of the strands are uranium glass as well, but modern Czech production. The olive green rounds are modern serpentine beads
- all wire is antiqued lead and nickle free brass, as the chain and the s-hook clasp, which is handmade by me.
- sari silk ribbon

This necklace ships from Germany / Europe. I ship worldwide and accept Euro in addition to US $. Please see the shop policies for detailed information. Shipping costs include registered delivery with tracking number and signature confirmation.

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ON RESERVATION Silk Ribbon Necklace, Long Pendant Necklace with Jade Dragon Pendant,


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: jade pendant, antique glass beads, jade beads, silk ribbon, brass wire
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
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