The necklace comprises 23 round jinsi nanmu beads, alternated with metal spacers.
Jinsi (golden-thread) nanmu wood is nicknamed "the gem of timber," and is mainly found in southwestern China. It is termed and prized for its elegant grain and shimmering texture. Because of its fragrance, density, resistance to warping, splitting and decaying, jinsi nanmu wood was widely used for royal architectural woodworking, such as in the Forbidden City.
approx. 56cm long