Antique Chinese Jewelry

The tradition of jewelry-making in China goes back at least to the Neolithic Period, when pierced jade animal pendants were worn for their talismanic properties. More recently, within the last few thousand years, jewelry-like jade clasps buckled men’s belts, while women held their hair in place with bone or gold-and-jeweled ornamental hairpins. In fact, hairpins and pendants were the dominant forms of fine jewelry in China up until the...Continue Reading