This Shou Symbol Necklace is based on jewelry in the Chinese 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.
Materials: Jade beads, Pewter with gold finish
Length: 17 inches
Made in the U.S.A.
Perfect for those that love Chinese jewelry!