Mid-century carnelian and rock crystal quartz pendant necklace. nlbd1183e
Mid-century carnelian and rock crystal quartz pendant necklace.
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The Chinese are incredibly skilled at assigning deeper meaning to various symbols to represent a condition or energy. Walking through their country is a true education on Chinese symbols. Among the myriad of symbols, the Chinese symbols for longevity are widespread and quite intriguing. Consider, for example, the gourd and its symbolism for longevity. A long, healthy, prosperous life is one of the most admirable and highest goals of humanity. It only makes sense that the Chinese along with so many other cultures would establish many symbols to represent the facets of longevity. And so, the gourd, specifically the bottle gourd is a common Chinese symbol for longevity as well as good luck. It is thought that the gourd holds the magic nectar which is consumed by many Buddhist deities, thus promoting long life. This amazing necklace ensemble gives up everything short of eternal life. The rock crystal quartz, measuring 2.5 inches long, and a varying width of 1.00 to 1.50 inches, and a thickness 0f 3/8 inches, is double inverted gourd (yin/yang) extended from a strand of crystalline colorless quartz and russet colored cryptocrystalline carnelian, 28.5 inches in length. The 10mm. beads are hand-carved melons (a member of the GOURD family). Such a striking and bold contrast of colors, made even more evident by the use of knotted russet colored silk…pure genius! Circa: 20th century Source: Brazil Carving: Chinese