Shou Symbol Jade Necklace

From the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum

Like a written or spoken language, symbols in Chinese art are a means of communication. The shou character, or ideogram, means “long life.” According to traditional beliefs, the presence of a given visual symbol could have a specific, desired effect on the life of the bearer. Our stylized shou symbol is adapted from a Chinese necklace in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

Proceeds from the sale of this product directly support the Peabody Essex Museum.


Materials: Jade beads, pewter with gold finish. Lobster claw closure
Length: 17 inches
SKU #17025
Made in U.S.A.

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