Chinese Spade Money Pendant on Hand-Knotted Jade Necklace
This spade shaped pendant imitates a form of money used in ancient China. Shaped like a stylized spade or gardening tool, these metal pieces were created as coinage used for barter. Today charms or pendants of this spade money are thought to bring prosperity and success to the bearer. This centerpiece boasts a gorgeous old patina of age and hangs from hand-knotted, yellow honey jade and carved brown jade beads.
The necklace is 20 inches long and the heavy bronze pendant is 3 inches top to bottom and 1.25 inches at its widest point.