Vintage LAPIS Bead NECKLACE Chinese Hand Carved Shou Symbol AAA Grade 14K Gold Beads, Vintage Carved Frosted Quartz
Vintage Hand Carved Chinese AAA Lapis Shou Symbol Eternity Beads, 14K Solid Gold Beads, Frosted Quartz
Truly a regal looking statement piece consisting of large carved AAA grade vintage lapis, hand carved vintage frosted quartz oval melon beads, and 14K gold .
◉ I sold this same style necklace in the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery museum shop ( museum of Asian art ) during the early 1980's. ◉
◉ Please note :
I have a coordinating bracelet listed in my shop with the same gorgeous carved lapis beads
as well as coordinating earrings https://www.etsy.com/listing/204459044/vintage-carved-aaa-blue-lapis-bead
This substantial and luxurious necklace measures approximately 30" long and has been hand knotted by me to protect each bead.
The majority of the necklace consists of 10mm and 12mm AA natural, un-dyed lapis that we personally hand selected in Hong Kong during the very early 1980's.
The magnificent hand carved AAA lapis beads are little works of art - the Chinese eternity symbol has been intricately carved into each fabulous bead .
With the vanishing of the skilled labor in China to carve such beads, beads of this intricacy and quality are no longer being produced in China and have become increasingly rare and are near to impossible to find these days - especially with this level of workmanship! These vintage beads are over 35 years old and showcase the intricate carvings of the 'older generation ' of fine craftsmen .
The largest one at the bottom of the necklace measures approximately 22mm in diameter ( there are 25mm to the inch ! ) .
The other carved beads are approximately 19mm each.
Solid 14K gold beads from the 1980's are in both 6mm and 7mm sizes and help showcase each beautiful hand carved genuine frosted quartz bead which measure 1" long by 3/4" in width.
◉ Shipping cost is for registered insured within the U.S. and Express mail insured for international.◉
This necklace will arrive gift wrapped in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk brocade purse
all ready for gift giving
◉ I also sell these vintage embroidered silk brocade purses - available in 3 different sizes - in my other Etsy vintage supply shop - EurekaEureka.etsy.com
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We try to ship (First class) within 72 hours of receiving payment. Insurance will add a bit more depending on the value of your purchase.Our products ship first class mail and Priority Mail in the USA and First Class international.
If the customer wishes to have tracking and insurance for international orders,the package must be shipped either Express or Priority mail. Please contact us for such estimated shipping costs.
We cannot be responsible for shipments lost in transit unless insured by the customer.
**We automatically insure DOMESTIC packages if they're $100 or more! All such packages have a tracking number and normally ship USPS First Class *** Priority mail is $7.50-$10.00 FOR UP TO 1 lb. of merchandise, depending on distance from our location.
For international shipping of higher value items, please contact us for a shipping quotation.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2020
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $4.00 covers any first class shipment up to 15 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $16.50 for any package weighing from 1-5 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $16.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
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We value each and every customer and are delighted that you have chosen to shop in our store! Customer relations are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on the authenticity of what we sell, how we package it, and being accessible to all of you should a question or a problem ever arise.
Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!