Handcrafted silver chainmaille necklace with jade coins
Modern, unique sterling silver artisan necklace. This necklace has a beautiful symmetry in the pattern which is offset by the different colours of the small jade coins giving it a contemporary fresh look. The chainmaille is a traditional medieval pattern used in European armour. The gorgeous jade coins have a soft sheen and lovely subtle light colours. This necklace is about protection and through the chainmaille and the jade coins it links us directly with the ancient world. An original beautiful piece of jewellery.
Jade has been revered for thousands of years by many cultures. This jade is called Jadeite which comes in a variety of muted colours depending on the different minerals that are in the ground. The simple jade coins used in this necklace are the same shapes as the ancient Chinese eternity symbol known as bi. The traditional symbol discs were much larger and decorated with ornate carvings, they connected the earth and the sky and were buried with the owner.
This gorgeous necklace is 43.5cm (17″) long. The thinner part of the chainmaille is 11mm (0.4″) wide. The small jade coins are 9-10 mm across.
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