In the world of luxury ceramics, there is no name more respected than Ming. During that dynasty’s rule, Chinese artisans produced some of the most valuable porcelain pieces in history. Using extremely rare cobalt blue pigment, skilled artists crafted vessels exclusively for the Emperor's Court and the wealthy elite. But the blue and white designs weren't always held in high regard. For nearly a century, Ming Emperors shunned the style because they considered it “too foreign” and “vulgar.” But in 1425, an art-loving emperor named Xuande rose to power. He celebrated the “blue and white wares” and held its beauty in high regard. So do we.
Our Dynasty Bead Necklace features a spectacular collection of handmade ceramic beads inspired by the legendary blue and white Ming masterpieces. Using many of the same techniques passed down through the generations, skilled artists have crafted an elegant ode to the historic pottery. Each round bead features traditional decorative patterns and handwritten Chinese characters that spell “Double Happiness” and “Long Life.” The doubleknotted, 24" necklace secures with a 22K gold-plated clasp. Add the matching 7½” bracelet to complete the luxury collection.