A Well Carved Hetian Jade and Coral Necklace
necklace: approx. 57cm long
pendant (fu): approx. 3.8cm long; 2.8cm wide; 0.2cm deep
pendant (shou): approx. 4.1cm long; 3.8cm wide; 0.2cm deep
The necklace is composed of 57 round and oval white jade beads and accented with red coral beads, the front suspending a string of white jade plaques, one carved with the Chinese character "fu" (happiness), one with the Chinese character "shou" (long life), culminating in a pear shape. A beautiful piece, it carries significant meaning.