Antique Chinese Jade Pendant Translucent, Gemological testing including density (specific gravity) and refractive index confirm nephrite jade. This pendant is hand carved. This is such an intricate design and so beautifully carved. The details of this auspicious jade amulet can be obscured from some angles almost as though the carver wanted to just showcase this exceptional piece of jade so it is seen as a precious stone in it's own right the carving a later adornment. The carving is only just in relief above the surface of the jade so viewed front on the intricate design can be somewhat invisible. When the light strikes the amulet from other angles the most astonishing and breathtaking design becomes clearly visible. It's subtle and wonderful seeing how this occurs with this particular carving. It measures 3 3/4" long by 1 1/4" wide and on average is 3/16" thick across the sliced jade plaque (95mm x 32mm x 5mm). Very fine.