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This is a beautiful piece of Ming's Carved jewelry. It is missing 1 flower petal, but it is barely noticeable. It is hand signed on back, "Ming's Honolulu Chrysanthemum". It measures about 2" at its widest part.

Ming’s Honolulu Jewelry:

Ming's started producing and selling hand carved ivory jewelry in the early 1940s and continued until they closed their business in the late 1990s. Their most popular pieces collected today are hand carved ivory and sterling silver brooches, earring, bracelets of Hawaiian flowers, leaves, tropical sea life, Polynesian warriors and the famous Chinese phoenix bird.

Cast and hand-wrought sterling silver pieces were stamped on back "MING'S," and all ivory pieces were hand signed in ink "Ming's" usually with a description of the piece - such as "Ming's Honolulu Ivory Plumeria Blossom." Sterling and tinted or dyed ivory pieces were the most popular sellers, and some of the most spectacular pieces made. They were always signed on the ivory and stamped on the sterling silver. Ming's used only the finest African elephant ivory, which was legally purchased and imported.

Ming’s Jewelry Store, was widely assumed to have been run by a Chinese family. It was, however, started by Wook Moon, the eldest son of Dora Kim Moon. Dora was among the first group of Koreans to arrive in Hawaii.

Ming’s jewelry continues to increase in value with the passage of time. Collectors of Hawaiiana are always on the lookout for prize pieces. It is only available in the Antique, Collectible and Estate Jewelry venues

Vintage 50's Signed Ming's Honolulu Chrysanthemum Brooch// Carved Pre-Ban Ivory With Sterling Silver Clasp

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  • Materials: pre ban elephant ivory, sterling silver
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