The bracelets are covered with intricate gold filigree with an oval of coloured jade on the front – one red and one pink.

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Similar bracelets like this are often seen on the auction market and always sell well ranging widely in price. Two recent examples can be seen below. In March of this year, Ewbanks Auctions in UK, sold this bracelet for $610 and in Freeman’s in the US, sold this example for $3,375 in 2012.

Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 16.47.39 Left: Chinese silver filigree bracelet set with jade and tourmaline, sold at Ewbanks; Right: Chinese white jade and enameled silver bracelet, sold at Freeman's.

Although Jade is typically associated with green, it comes in many colours, including shades of white, grey, black, yellow, and orange and even in delicate violet tones. The stone itself is a combination of two different materials – Nephrite and Jadeite and it has alwasy had deep spiritual significance in China.

The colour pink is considered a gentle healer with positivity and the ability to rid the body of toxins, encouraging love, wealth and protection.

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Red jade is the stone of physical vitality, strength and passion. It stimulates the Life-Force energy and brings forward vitality from within. Each of these bracelets is a talisman of power and security to the individual who wears them or keeps them close - more than just your average bit of jewellery!

Along with these, a Chinese filigree dual silver dagger holder was sent to the service, also decorated with wire work and enamel.

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The twin daggers fit into either side of the holder and once together it measures 62 cm x 7 cm. Such a fine object would almost certainly have been crafted for ornamental purposes only, acting as a gift or symbol of status, rather than a combat weapon.

Chinese dragons feature clearly on the side of the holder, legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore. They represent power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. Together with the bracelets, it forms a richly symbolic trio.

In terms of value, a tentative value using photographs alone, would be around $250-$370 for each bracelet and $450-$550 for the dagger holder.

Why not send your treasures to the Barnebys appraisal service today and discover what stories they can tell.

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