This Ming china bracelet features shards of china is genuine Ming china that was found in a shipwreck off the coast of Malaysia near Singapore. Pieces of this Ming china were given to me by a friend who had scuba dived the Portuguese shipwreck. My educated guess based on when the Portuguese were in the spice, tea and silk trading, is that this Ming china is probably at least 350-450 years old. Here's an article on its origins.
This Ming china bracelet has only sterling silver components and there is only one of this style bracelet in my inventory with its specific patterns of the pieces of china as well as their shape
I set this bracelet using a sterling silver bezel strip for the setting around the china and it is on a sterling silver backing. Making this bracelet involved torch soldering in multiple stages as each joint was soldered. A fair bit of sawing, sanding and polishing was required to bring out the beauty of each setting that forms each part of this bracelet. Each piece of china is joined with sturdy sterling wire links that have genuine freshwater pearls and sterling silver spacer beads. I also made the toggle clasp from sterling silver wire components. This bracelet is signed by me and is numbered (29) as it was the twenty ninth item of jewelry that I have created with this rare and hard to come by china.
The actual bracelet measures 7 3/4 inches or 19.5 cm long. this can be lengthened slightly by adding additional silver spacer beads, just let me knbow if you need me to do this.
This bracelet will be tastefully gift wrapped in a box and tied with an organza ribbon.
These earrings make a good match for this china.
Ming China Bracelet - no.29
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please return it within 30 days for a full refund (US Orders), and within 60 days (international orders). You will need to cover the return shipping.