This top quality natural jadeite antique bangle of 194.73ct. literally embodies the buddhist mantra "Om mani padme hum", which translates to "The jewel in the flower". "Jewel" refers to enlightenment and wisdom, which enables one to love unconditionally.
This invocation is used to honour the Buddhist symbol of compassion without prejudice.
In many ancient as well as modern cultures, jade has been and always will be "Yu", the "Gem Supreme" and the "Jewel of Heaven", "Stone of the Heart".
Another analogy with the incantation "Om mani padme hum" is jade's unique attribute of melodic resonance. Artisans have created music instruments from jade to produce "heavenly" tones for ritual practices. Chinese poets have compared jade's melodious
While wearing this illustrious bracelet, you can feel your mind being elevated and your heart being filled with unconditional love to be sent out into world again.
Antique jewelry object group: bangle
Condition: very good condition, especially considering the age of the jewel.
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Quality stone: so called "A-Jade".
Period: ca. 1920 (at the latest)
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Source of inspiration: Buddhism
Technique: This bangle is considered to be an antique item. It's got a slightly rougher texture, which is the result of polishing marks (called "orange peel skin"). Its shape is slightly oval and its size is smaller than nowadays. These characteristics imply that the bangle is cut according to the tradional methods, which were the custom until around 1920. These days jade is being polished with diamond powder and has a much smoother surface (to be seen through a magnifying glass).
Precious stones: One jadeite with an estimated weight of ± 194.73ct.
Shape: Bangle (bracelet)
Species: Natural Jade
Colour: Mottled green and white
Treatment: No indications found
Comments on certificate: The analysed properties confirm the authenticity of this natural jadeite jade. No indications of impregnation(may be called "A-Jade" in the trade).
Certifier: Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory NEL
Report number: E18020
More background information on: antique jewelry, magical jewelry, birthstone, bangle, jade, jadeite,
Brand: Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: outer diameter ca. 73,00 mm (2,87 inch), inner diameter ca. 55,60mm (2,19 inch), thickness ca. 8,30-8,80mm (0,33-0,35 inch)
Weight: 38,90 gram (25,01 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16046-0060
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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