By Aloha Memorabilia Company | June 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM EDT | No Comments
We recently were approached to purchase a collection of Ming's jewelry from a senior aged woman in her 80's.
She once worked for the Moon family who owned the famous Ming's of Honolulu Jewelry Stores.
This particular bracelet was a "repaired" older Chinese Bangle.
The client had married into a Chinese family.
And way back when, mixed marriages were frowned upon even among Asians.
Our Client's mother in-law did not give her "new" daughter in-law this particular
jade bangle, but sold it to her.
Years later, there must have been an accident common with jade bangles.
The bangle was probably dropped or was hit against a hard surface.
Even more common the typical accident is that the jade bracelet was damaged in a fall by the owner when it was worn.
The jade was pieced together as a link bracelet with two different colored pearls.
This is a smaller bracelet in size. Since it was a repaired piece, there is a possibililty I'll restore the jade bracelet with Ming's Gold Etched Balls and a Engraved Clasp.
Fitting for a Bracelet with a second life as a Ming's piece.
Happy Treasure Hunting!
Sandy and Craig Watanabe
Aloha Memorabilia Company