In this art deco style silver necklace, the serene face of Quan Yin, Goddess of Compassionate Love and Mercy, hand carved in black stone, is mounted upon a black enamel frame surrounded by glimmering marcasite stones. A faceted black onyx drop dangles below. Distinctive Chinoiserie style connects classic geometric links with jet black glass rings. The subtle shimmer of hematite and jet crystal are set in a burnished silver finish. Signed Sweet Romance USA.
Quan Yin is a beloved figure of the Buddhist tradition and is considered the embodiment of compassion and mercy. During the 1920s, the Orient held a mystique which influenced all the decorative arts and popular culture.
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