Chinese art, through the use of writing and symbols, is a means of communication. The Shou character or ideogram means "long life." According to traditional belief, the presence of a given visual symbol could have a specific life-giving effect on its bearer.
Our stylized Shou symbol is adapted from a Chinese necklace from the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Material: Jade and gold-plated jewelry. Clasp in gold-plated silver
Length of chain: 17 inches (43 cm)
Diameter of jewelry: 0.8 inches (2 cm)
Proceeds from the sale of this product support the Peabody Essex Museum.
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