3574 – Jade pendant belonging to Julia Pearce

Physical description:
Very nice long blade-shaped pendant of satin-finished jade in mottled shades of green. On a thin black cord.
Museum classification:
Modern Witchcraft
60 x 8 x 4

Part of a collection of gemstone jewellery that belonged to Julia Pearce. She also had several books on the magical and healing properties of crystals and gemstones, now in the museum library.

Probably an example of Maori nephrite jade jewellery. The elongated 'teardrop' (Roimata) shape is believed to promote healing.

Jade is highly valued for its magical protective and healing powers in many cultures.

Jade, fabric