Celadon and apple green are the predominant colors in this marvelous carved jade beetle. The carving is so good and the details so distinct you can see each of his legs and segmented body. In many cultures beetles were believed to have special qualities, movers of the sun across the sky, eternity, longevity, and myriad other. The jade is set in a classic beaded bezel with a curving split shank, like the subject the setting is timeless. Circa 1900.
Details.....Currently a size 4.5, can be sized up or down 2 sizes at no additional charge. Carved jade top measures 11.8mm by 16.0mm, the shank measures 2.5mm. Very good vintage condition, with wear in keeping with its age. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm