14K yellow gold jade butterfly brooch with graduated cultured pearls
14K yellow gold butterfly brooch made with Antique Jadeite jade and cultured pearls
Antique Jadeite made into brooch around 1950, Jadeite measures 1 1/2"x3/4"
Stamped "Ming's" on back
In Chinese culture, the Butterfly represents love, specifically young love. Happily flitting from flower to flower – a Butterfly signifies a happy social life for the young and young- at-heart. Chinese legend has it that the Butterfly symbolizes an undying bond between lovers.