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Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Cicada
Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Cicada
Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Cicada
Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Cicada

Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Cicada

Regular price $125.00 Sale

Beautiful and one of a kind strand of handcarved Vintage Jade beads in the shade of a Cicada. We prefer to display it as decor rather than wear but you can do both.

Each bead is individually carved and polished, and is truly one of a kind piece of art. Comes ready to gift in blue velvet jewelery box.

DIMENSIONS: Strand Length: 20 (in)Bead Width:1/4 (in)Bead Depth:1/4 (in) strand contains 24 beads 

MATERIALS: Hand carved jade

ORIGIN: China

CIRCA: 20th Century

FACTS & HISTORY: The Cicada's role in Chinese culture is a longstanding and fascinating one. Meanings associated with the insect range from simply indicating the onset of summer to more complex themes, such as rebirth and immortality. The cicada can even represent the pathos of nature, in which we are all prey in the end.

This lifecycle of the Cicada is thought to represent the spirits of dead people who are on their path to an eternal existence in the transcendental world. The concept of rebirth and immortality probably emanates from this. Direct symbolism of the cicada's life cycle can be seen in China's Han Dynasty.