Posted 5 years ago
I've only been interested in antique and vintage curios, glass and jewellery since getting a bump on the head last year (true!) and what I love about it the most is researching an item. I'm always tempted to pop anything new on here immediate but I like the challenge. My ability to absorb information I read startles me but I've learned quite a lot over the past 6 months or so. But not about these!!!
I picked these pendants up in my local charity shop and I'd never seen anything quite like them before. All I know about them is they're old and belonged to a lady who collected curios from around the world. Sadly she's now passed away and they've fallen into my hands by chance.
My problem has been trying to find out what they're made of. I'm guessing Jade because of the Chinese Zodiac carvings but there is so much contradictory information out there about what is Jade, Jadeite, Nephrite or imitations. Can anybody help me out with this. They've become my lucky talismans and I carry them around with me. They always feel icy to the touch and clink together very musically.