Today we are delighted to offer for sale a truly beautiful antique Chinese carved Jade zodiac bracelet! Jade has been prized in China for thousands of years because of its aesthetic beauty, social value, beauty, grace, and purity. As the Chinese saying goes: “gold has a value; jade is invaluable.” This exquisitely crafted piece is expertly carved from beautiful pale Jade, and incised with the twelve animals of the Sheng Xiao, the Chinese zodiac. The animals are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The bracelet weights a heavy 80.9 grams. The outer circumference is 10 3/4″, the inner circumference is 8″. The inner diameter is 2-7/8″ and the outer diameter is 3-1/2″. This elegant and substantial bracelet presents very well and it is in very good, solid antique condition, with minimal signs of wear that only add to the character. There is a very small chip (perhaps natural to the stone) along the bottom rim that doesn’t affect appearance or structure – only mentioned for accuracy. This fine and precious bracelet will add sophistication to any collection. Fresh to the market!
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