Angelskin coral carved Chinese Pipa lute pendant and coral bead necklace. nlja840sk
Angelskin coral carved Chinese Pipa lute pendant coral bead necklace
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This stunning vintage Angelskin coral necklace features a beautifully carved Chinese lute (Pipa)set in a 14k yellow gold clasp setting and knotted with 7mm light blush angelskin coral round bead that match the delicate blush colors of the lute pendant The Pipa pendant is 2 1/2 inches in length and the necklace is 18 inches in length. 14k yellow gold secure box clasp. Circa 1970s. This is a one of a kind necklace and is all more significant considering the worldwide decline of coral formation. Stunning against a black background it presents total lyrical loveliness.
The coral pendant and beads have been examined by our GIA certified gemologist and certified to be completely natural and untreated.
The historical development of the Pipa been a progressive process from its very beginning with few major fusions. The earliest Chinese written texts about the Pipa dated back to at least the second century BC. It was introduced into China through the Silk Road and was presented to the emperor in the early Tang Dynasty who fell in love with it immediately. esented to the emperor in the early Tang Dynasty who fell in love with it immediately.