This shard 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 pendant has only sterling silver components and there is only one of this style pendant in my inventory with its specific pattern and artistic setting. I set this pendant using a sterling silver bezel strip for the setting around the china and it is on a sterling silver backing making it into a cap style setting. Making this pendant involved torch soldering in multiple stages as each joint was soldered.if you look over the photos, you will see that this is the edge of a plate and that the back has a simple blue line making it a reversible pendant which gives it a lot of versatility. This pendant is numbered 39 on this listing, but is not engraved with the number as there is no place to put this number without marring the setting.
The actual pendant measures 1 3/4 by 1 inches or 4.5 cm by 2.5 cm. It comes with a sterling silver box chain that is 18 inches or 46 cm long. (If you would prefer a 16 inch chain, please let me know on the check out page.)
This pendant will be tastefully gift wrapped in a box with a ribbon.
if you are wanting some earrings to match this pendant, just type in "Ming china earrings" into the search bar on any page of my website and the available listings will pop up.
Ming China Pendant - no.39
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.