Vintage Carved Jadeite Moss-on-Snow Pendant with 14K Bail and Chain
Jade. Around 500BC the Chinese Philosopher Confucius said that the brightness of Jade represented Heaven and since then people worldwide have referred to it as the Stone of Heaven. We like that story.
This coloration is often referred to as Moss-on-Snow because of the Green (Moss) on a White background (Snow). You see this coloration is varying shades, but the preferred shading is a bright White and a vibrant Green, as you have here.
This is a Vintage piece acquired locally in Hawai'i and dates back to the 1950s for the Jade, although the chain is a later addition.
The Jadeite is Type A, meaning it has not been treated in any way. It is carved with a simple "Vine" motif which gently meanders across front and back. The Jade measures 30mm x 17mm x 4mm. It is set with a 14K Yellow Gold Bail and suspended from a 20 inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.