Eight rows pink pearl necklace. Jade centre. Sterling Silver hook clasp. Silver Chain extender for adjustment.
- Length 46 cm
PEARL BEADS: In antiquity and into the Middle Ages, jade was supposed to protect kidney diseases. In Chinese culture, jade symbolizes nobility, perfection, constancy and immortality. It is said that Confucius compared the pleasant softness of the jade stone to benevolence, its hardness to righteousness, its diversity of colors to the spirit's initiative, and its translucency to fidelity. In Chinese metaphors, the jade stone is often associated with feminine virtues of purity and chastity and the ideal woman is one who is "pure as jade and translucent as ice."
Pearls were used cosmetically by the ancient Egyptians and by the Chinese, who credited the pearl with aphrodisiac virtues. The formation of a pearl is the result of the mollusk’s self-defense mechanism, reacting to a foreign body; example: a grain of sand that managed to penetrate its flesh