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$ 4,500

Pair of Vintage Carved Green Jade and Gold Elephant Cufflinks

Origin France
Period 1950-1999
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1960s
Description The present cufflinks are green jade elephant shaped cufflinks exhibiting good color throughout approximately 20mm wide tail to trunk by 15mm in height and are set in 14kt yellow gold mount with a depth of 32mm, circa 1960s. Additionally, they are in excellent condition with no chips to surface areas on the corners of elephants or cracks and also no corrosion to gold setting or back indicating excellent preservation and overall light use.

Far away lands and exotic travel have been one of the most consistent themes in jewelry since the 1700s. Jewelry design firms sought to incorporate unique and exotic materials matched with exotic themes and shapes as a means to create that same mysterious allure in an object which can be worn fashionably as a statement piece accessory. Over the years many of the most firms have drawn from the exotic elements of such materials as Jade to generate such an effect and draw further from the Asian style of design.

Demonstrated by the characteristics of these cufflinks which were carefully carved to form shapes of two Elephants and produced in Jade they hold many meanings in many different cultures historically.

Please enjoy some examples which we listed below:

Strength & Power:
In the most general, universal meaning, the elephant symbolizes strength and power.
This meaning refers to both the body and the mind. The elephant is also seen as a sort of spirit guide to help us along a journey that requires patience.

Wisdom & Loyalty:
Elephant symbolism also represents sensitivity, stability, intelligence, peace, reliability and determination, which are all seen in the animal's nature when observed in the wild.
Elephants are gentle giants, who show great care toward their herd, offspring and elders. This symbolizes responsibility, determination and loyalty.

Elephants are also a symbol for keeping calm and having patience as elephants are generally calm and mellow creatures, unless their young or herd is threatened.
The elephant is very slow to anger and is, therefore, a calming, stable and patient symbol.

Additionally, It is believed that using elephant symbolism in and around one's household will invite good luck and fortune into one's home, while keeping any negativity out. Tapestries, wall art, figurines and jewelry featuring elephants is very popular.

According to Chinese Culture & Elephants:
In Chinese culture, the elephant is believed to be a symbol of good luck and happiness. In Feng Shui, elephants can also symbolize good luck, wisdom, protection and fertility, depending on the position they're depicted in. Also interesting, Two elephants sitting at entrances provide protection.
Gemstones Jade
Metals Gold
Styles / Movements Artist Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Rare Jewels
Incollect Reference Number 321517
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