This carved jade pendant with 18k gold hammer formed bail is routed in History: Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC) said there are 11 virtues in jade, and "The wise have likened jade to virtue. For them, its polish and brilliancy represent the whole of purity." Available at Stuart Benjamin & Co.
This ring's original carved stone was lost over the years, so we hired Megagem to artfully carve a replacement: a very difficult task of fitting to the original setting. It was an exciting way to explore the idea of a stylized shell as is found on antique furniture, carved from fine Afghan Lapis rough. Thank [...]