A Stunning One of A Kind Old Vintage or Antique Chinese 16k Gold Carved Salmon Coral Dragon Bird of Paradise Figural Disc Pendant. The top ring hook is marked 18k as shown in a close up pic. Which 18k mark means very little, because the metal of the pendant was professionally tested and it’s confirmed guaranteed to be solid 16k gold. On my scale item weighs 50 grams, keep in mind that my scale could be slightly off +/. Item is about 2.5″ diameter, or it’s about 3.25″ to end of hook. The pendant has two sides. One with an applied carved coral figural group of a geisha with a child. The figures are embellished with a tree with 17 faceted amethysts or rubies gems, an opal, and an apple green cabochon jade. The back side has a dragon, a bird of paradise with tree faceted rubies or amethysts gems for eyes, and a turquoise cabochon. The coral has 4 or 6 aligned cracks as shown in pic 11, please enlarge to examine it. It’s either the “cracks” were made by the artist, that symmetrically combined two pieces of coral, the geisha, and the child, or it’s the result of an impact or a fall. Regardless, the flaw doesn’t affect the safety, as the coral sits sturdy with tree clamps. The top hook has a minor bent. Otherwise item is solid, gorgeous, and ready to wear. Thank you and have a great day! The item “50g Old Chinese 16k Gold Carved Coral Dragon Bird Paradise Figural Disc Pendant” is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “gaia1751″ and is located in Winnetka, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: 16k Gold, Carved Coral, and Gems
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original