Seller: dgingo11 (1,182) 100%, Location: Santa Barbara, California, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 273435669136 I have been collecting vintage and antique Chinese beads for many years. I just love the intricate and delicate carving on these rare antique Chinese vintage beads carved from Beautiful bright Green Aventurine. This Bead measures a large 18mm in size. The design of the carving is carved with the double shou design. The detail in these beads is just exquisite and and the kind of work you just don't see anymore. These beads are becoming so hard to find! This listing is for one BEAD. I luckily have a nice quantity available in these–enough to made a really amazing necklace if you choose to do so. I also have some 10mm carved aventurine in another listing if you wanted to make matching earrings. All of the beads available in this listing are also matched beautifully if you were to buy multiples. These beads are vintage stock so once they are gone they are gone. Please look at the photos carefully and message me with any questions. About Green Aventurine: Green Aventurine is known as the “Stone of Opportunity,” thought to be the luckiest of all crystals, especially in manifesting prosperity and wealth, or for increasing favor in competitions or games of chance. Its winning energy makes it a great ally for boosting one’s chances in any situation - a first date, tax audit, even landing a promotion. One needs only to be near it to derive its benefits. ..This beautiful stone, however, is not merely an attractor of luck, but one that aligns conditions so “opportunity” is inevitable. Green Aventurine releases old patterns, habits and disappointments so new growth can take place. It brings optimism and a zest for life, allowing one to move forward with confidence and to embrace change. It enhances one’s creativity and motivation, and encourages perseverance in maneuvering life’s obstacles. It also reinforces one’s decisiveness and amplifies leadership qualities, injecting a sense of humor and openness to the ideas of others. I have a large collection of Asian, mostly Chinese beads, jewelry and other antiques that I will be auctioning in the next few months so please take a look at my other listings and save me to your seller list. Please email me with questions in advance of bidding. Ask for international shipping costs in advance. I will only ship to buyers with excellent feedback and international shipping will need to be USPS Express International and insured, unless previously agreed upon. All sales are final unless I have made a mistake or misrepresented an item in the listing. All items are in used condition unless stated otherwise. There may be slight blemishes from age or use but any major flaws will be pointed out in the description. Please see my other listings. Thank you!