Jade and gold fan necklace

    SKU: cmcn481690

    £1450.00 Members' price *


    Apple green jade fan pendant, carved into the shape of a fan with a cherry branch detail, on a necklace of unusual beads. Hand made exclusively for the British Museum.

    The jade fan is emblematic of grace, scholarship and kindness, with the cherry tree branch bringing a hint of beauty and femininity. The beads include rare traditional Afghan beads, made from etched gold on brass on hardened resin. Other beads are made from vintage green and cream jade beads, rock crystal cylinders, bone cylinders and jade carved balls within balls.

    This unique necklace comes in a bespoke silk brocade pouch, made for it by a Shanghai tailor.

    More about the brand

    Barbara Acton-Bond is a self-taught jewellery maker, with an artistic vision and a focus to create unique, chic, conversational pieces.

    While studying the history of art and design at the University of California at Berkley and the University College of London, her passion and joy for art grew.

    Barbara’s inspiration has come from the traditional Chinese culture. This is shown through her necklaces. Each necklace is a bespoke design, with unique pendants, stones and metals.

    Materials used for the necklaces are usually a mixture of semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, antique and new jades, handmade silver, gold, vermeil, antique bronze, mammoth, bone, Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco elements, along with hand blown glass, shells, and even polished seeds.


    Product code: cmcn481690
    World culture: China
    Details: Hand-made
    Material: jade fan,carnelian bead,aventurine beads,Afghan etched gold on brass,resin beads, jade beads,jade barrels, rock crystal & bone cylinders
    Size: chain approx 17 inches
    Weight: 0.1kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Every purchase supports the Museum

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    Estimated Delivery times:
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    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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