A Rare, Certified Vintage Piece of Hawaiiana Cultural History! This Bracelet Design is a Genuine, Original, and Authentic Ming's of Honolulu, Inc. ® Family Heirloom Piece Pre-Dating 1999.This One-Owner Bracelet Was Originally Worn By One of the Direct Family Descendants of Wook Moon (a Genuine Wook Moon Family Heirloom). With All Due Respect to the Ming's Inc. The Intent of This Offer is Not to Make an Easy or Quick Sale at Standard Collector's Pricing Levels, This Vintage Pre-Owned Piece Does Not Deserve This Philosophy.
Rather, This One-of-a-Kind Piece is Being Offered at a Very Premium Price Based Upon Who, When and Where This Piece Was Associated To and With. This Piece is Offered to All Ming's Aficionados, Investors, and Collectors Having a Genuine Appreciation and Understanding of Hawaiian Families Passing Down Generations of Treasured Family Heirlooms to Their Descendants. However, This Concept Should Not Be Limited to Only This Group, But Also Be Familiar and Appreciated By All, Even Those Who Have Never Even Heard of or Owned a Ming's. The Bracelet Shown in Item's Pictures is the Bracelet You Will Receive. A VERY RARE AND EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL PRE-1999 OWNED CLASSIC DESIGN PATTERN BY MING'S OF HONOLULU INC.
® ACCOMPANIED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (CoA) SIGNED BY MANAGING DIRECTOR, MING'S INC ®. A Certificate of Authenticity (CoA), Signed By Ming's Honolulu, Inc. ® Managing Director Will Accompany This Piece.The CoA Will ONLY Include The Following Details: A Picture of This Design, A Brief Company History of Ming's of Honolulu, Inc®, This Design's Listed Sale Price, This Design's Name, This Design's Symbolism, This Design's Measurements (Width, Size, and Gram Weight), and The Date of Manufacturing As Being Vintage, Pre-1999. PLEASE NOTE THE CoA IS CURRENTLY BEING PREPARED. Tem's Picture/s Enlarged to Show the Fine Details. Vintage Pre-Owned, Used Hawaiian-Designed 14k Gold Bracelet. 100% Solid 14k Yellow Gold (Not Plated, Not Bonded, Not Filled) Hand-Pierced Bangle-Bracelet With Hand-Cut Textured Detailing. 7 3/8" (Measures a 7 3/8" Circumference Around the Inside).
Just Under 9/16" Wide (Side to Side) X Just Over 3/16" Rise (Inside Flat Frame to Outside of Dome). Features: This Gorgeous, Vintage and Pre-Owned Hand-Crafted 14k Yellow Gold Bangle-Bracelet is Created With a High Polish Finish Background. This Completely Hand-Pierced, Openwork Design Features Two Phoenix Birds Facing Each Other.The Design is Crafted With Realistic Textured Detailing Throughout. The Dome-Shaped Facing Front Pattern is Created Within Smooth, High Polish Border Edges. From Its Early Beginnings of Spectacular Hand-Carved Pieces, to Stunning Hawaiian Motifs Crafted in Sterling Silver and Gold, and the Highly Desired Pierced Gold Designs, All of Ming's Creations Demanded Exacting Details.
Each and Every Individually, Hand-Crafted "Work-of-Art" Was Unique, Exquisite, and Breathtakingly Gorgeous. Just Take a Look At Each High Resolution Picture Of This Offered Piece. Embrace and Welcome the Skilled Works of Craftsmanship You Likely Have Never Seen Before in Many Other Jewelry Lines, and Appreciate How Ming's History of Integrity, High Quality of Standards, and Superb Attention-to-Detail Has Maintained Itself Throughout Time. With These Qualifications in Mind, and For Those of You Who Remember Growing Up and Seeing Your Father Always Giving Your Mother Gifts of Ming's Jewelry On Special Occasions, I Truly Believe You Can Rediscover and Reward Yourself With a "Ming's" to Cherish For Your Very Own!
After Closing Its Last Door in 1999, the Legacy That Ming's Left Us With Will Never Be Forgotten. As With Most Jewelry Collections, It's Often Those Pieces That No One Bought, Because of a High Price or Unpopularity, Which Later Becomes So Rare and Much More Desirable to Future Generations.
Phoenix , is the Emblem of the Empress and Harbinger of Good Fortune, Appears in Times of Peace and Prosperity Symbolizing Strength, Nobility, and Grace. About the Chinese Fenghuang (Phoenix) : Fenghuang are mythological birds of East Asia that reign over all other birds. The males are called Feng and the females Huang. In modern times, however, such a distinction of gender is often no longer made and the Feng and Huang are blurred into a single feminine entity so that the bird can be paired with the Chinese dragon, which has male connotations.
A celestial sign to the Chinese, the Phoenix is the king of the winged kingdom. Magnificent and legendary, this bird is synonymous with good fortune, opportunity, and luck. It also conveys strength and resilience in the symbolic rising from its own ashes and soars to greater heights. On its own, the Phoenix is a Yang symbol and is associated with fire energies and the four winds.
Combined with the Dragon the Phoenix represents Yin energy. As a point of spiritual focus, the Phoenix evokes in us the five human qualities of good cosmic energy, or Chi Including: Virtue, Duty and Responsibility, Proper Behavior (right attitude), Compassion, Reliability and Loyalty. Chinese traditions cite it as living atop the Kunlun Mountains in northern China. Its body symbolizes the six celestial bodies. The head is the sky, the eyes are the sun, the back is the moon, the wings are the wind, the feet are the earth, and the tail is the planets.
Its feathers contain the five fundamental colors: black, white, red, blue and yellow. These colors are said to represent the Confucian virtues of: loyalty, honesty, decorum, and justice. Each part of Fenghuang's body symbolizes a word, the head represents virtue, the wing represents duty, the back represents propriety, the abdomen says belief and the chest represents mercy. During the Han Dynasty (2,200 years ago) and later dynasties, two phoenixes, one a male (feng) and the other a female (huang) were often shown together facing one another.
During the Yuan Dynasty the two terms were merged to become the generally translated "phoenix", but the "King of Birds" came to symbolize the Empress when paired with a dragon as a dragon represented the Emperor. During the Ming Dynasty, the fenghuang was used as a symbol representing the direction south and was continued to display the male facing the female.
The Fenghuang has very positive connotations. It is a symbol of high virtue and grace. The Fenghuang also symbolizes the union of yin and yang.In ancient China, they can often be found in the decorations for weddings or royalty, along with dragons. This is because the Chinese considered the dragon and phoenix symbolic of blissful relations between husband and wife, another common yin and yang metaphor. In some traditions it appears in good times, but hides during times of trouble, while in other traditions it appeared only to mark the beginning of a new era. In China and Japan it was a symbol of the imperial house, and it represented fire, the sun, justice, obedience, and fidelity. To the Chinese, if a phoenix was used to decorate a house it symbolized that loyalty and honesty were in the people that lived there. Or alternatively, phoenix only stays when the ruler is without darkness and corruption. ®: Hawaiian Tropical to Asian Exotic, Stunningly Spectacular and Rewardingly Addictive! The premier name in Hawaiian jewelry, Ming's was first listed in the 1940-41 Directory of the City and County of Honolulu.
Their business name was likely derived from the Ming ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644, "One of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history". Ming's jewelry reflects the popular images of its time and has become a cultural icon sought by vintage collectors worldwide.
The gifted jeweler Wook Moon and his family opened the first jewelry store at the Fort Street Mall in 1941, six months before the outbreak of World War II. Despite the grim outlook then, the little store became a household name among working women and tourists.
Moon personally designed most of the jewelry and often created the pieces himself. Earrings, pins, necklaces and bracelets were the most common pieces.One of Ming's most unusual and appealing lines was the pierced gold line; all pieces being originally designed by Mr. He used the ancient symbols of China to give rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces a powerful and exotic appeal.
The dragon, phoenix, bird in plum tree, lotus, chrysanthemum, peony, bamboo, and Chinese characters giving blessings of long life and good fortune were all used as motifs in this jewelry. Daughters seek items similar to those worn by their mothers and shoppers at shows will stop at a booth and become nostalgic if they spot a necklace like the one grandma wore.
Common articles are costly however, reasonably in-line with the rich detailing and the hours of labor needed to hand-create each piece. Collectors avidly seek out vintage pieces made by Ming's. Dealers and their customers feel the workmanship is excellent and the knowledgeable can recognize the pieces almost immediately.Classic depictions of the islands' flowers such as anthurium, hibiscus, bird of paradise, orchids and pikake are rendered in brooches, necklaces, earrings and rings. Their most popular pieces collected today are hand carved sterling silver brooches, earrings, bracelets of Hawaiian flowers, leaves, tropical sea life, Polynesian warriors and the famous Chinese phoenix bird carved in jade. When Ming's created Hawaiian flowers, Chinese flowers, they rarely did a flat leaf; their plumeria have defined curves that make them look realistic and natural. It was obvious that Mr. Moon spent hours studying nature. Rare designs carved by Mr. Ming's last retail site, the one in Honolulu, closed in October of 1999. For authenticity, please be aware that a true Ming's Inc.
® gold or silver piece is always hallmark stamped with "MING'S" and its respective metal karat content. Today, we are reliving Mings dynasty by honoring the legacy of an artist whose eclectic creations brought so much joy to generations of women. From Managing Director and Grandson of Mr. The concept developed out of my grandparents, Mr. Wook Moons years of living in Shanghai China in the 1930s where they came to study the history and appreciate the arts, antiquities, and ornaments of this ancient civilization.
Known for delicately carved tropical floral motifs and multi-color jade and pearl designs, Mings was long considered the preeminent name for Hawaiian and Asian Heritage jewelry. We hope that you will find this jewelry not only comfortable to wear, elegant and chic, but that in owning a piece, you become part of a long tradition of Owning a Mings. As Each of These Solid 14k Yellow Gold Bangle-Bracelets Are Intricately Hand-Pierced and Hand-Engraved, With High Attention-to-Detail, Each is Unique to the Next For You to Enjoy!Makes a Great Gift or Treat Yourself to Start or Add to Your Collection of Fine, Exclusive Ming's of Honolulu, Inc® Designed Jewelry. Stamped 14k For the Assurance Mark of. 585 Solid 14k Yellow Gold Purity; Also Stamped MING'S For the Assurance Mark of Authenticity and Superb Workmanship. Item's Picture/s Enlarged to Show the Fine Details.
At Times, Some Individual Items Within a Multiple Item Order Might Not Combine Properly Into One Flat Rate Checkout Invoice. The item "CoA Vintage Genuine Ming's Heirloom 14k Gold Phoenix Bracelet 7 3/8 25.6gr" is in sale since Sunday, April 12, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Bracelets\Precious Metal without Stones". The seller is "hawaiialohajewelry" and is located in Mililani, Hawaii.
This item can be shipped to United States.