Vintage Gem Lapis Lazuli, Vintage Raised Blue Chinese 1970s Cloisonne Bead Bracelet ,Rose Quartz,Bali Silver
Vintage AAA Chinese lapis lazuli hand carved bead 1970,vintage Chinese hand carved rose quartz beads, vintage 1970s Chinese raised cloisonne beads 1970,Bali silver
An exquisite 15mm ( approximately 5/8" ) AAA grade lapis bead has been ornately hand carved with the Chinese eternity symbol. Additional AAA grade 10mm lapis beads beautifully highlight the two vintage Chinese raised cloisonne beads which measure approximately 13mm ( 5/8" ). These cloisonne beads are framed on either side by ornate silver bead caps. Cloisonne beads from this time period ( 1970s-1980s) are very collectible and prized for their meticulous workmanship.
▶This carved lapis bead was custom cut for us in Hong Kong during the early 1980s when I was creating luxury necklaces and earrings for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History museum shop and mail order catalogs. Beads like this are virtually impossible to find nowadays and very sought after and collectible. The workmanship is exquisite with a lovely even polish and high relief carving.
Delicate vintage pink rose quartz stone spacer beads add another texture and more interest to this luxurious asymmetrical bracelet and compliment the pink flowers in the 2 cloisonne beads.
Sterling silver beads add additional definition and this bracelet has been finished on a a Bali silver toggle clasp.
This bracelet measures approximately 8 1/4" long and will arrive in a vintage embroidered Chinese silk brocade purse all ready for gift giving.
◉ Please note :
COORDINATING NECKLACE with the same gorgeous carved lapis beads https://www.etsy.com/listing/188799702/vintage-chinese-hand-carved-aaa-blue
◉ COORDINATING EARRINGS https://www.etsy.com/listing/204459044/vintage-carved-aaa-blue-lapis-bead
► Revered by ancient civilizations and prized more highly than gold, lapis has an unrivaled and unbroken record as a precious commodity that has endured more than 7,000 years.
Ancient caravan routes have been traced across the middle east from the original sources in Afghanistan across the kingdoms of Mesopotamia and Assyria to the royal courts of Sumer and Egypt.
Lapis was used in jewelry, regal objects and the most sacred of religious rituals; it was even a component of the Breastplate of the High Priest, one of 12 stones symbolically representing the ancient tribes of Israel. Lapis is actually not a mineral, but a rock, made up of a collection of minerals that give it texture and variety. The gold flecks are the mineral pyrite (sometimes known as "fools' gold") and the white spots are calcite.
The finest lapis comes from Afghanistan but more recent finds have been made in such unlikely places as Chile, Colorado and Siberia. The color of lapis is so intense, vibrant and luminous that the stone even found its way into great art. The Dutch painter, Vermeer, is noted for a unique blue color that bears his name. This color was achieved by adding finely ground lapis to the pigment. No other coloring agent produces this hue, and no other artist has used this technique ever since.
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**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.
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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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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!