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White Coral in the Moonlight

Great Barrier Reef – Australia

A Master Carving piece of white jade (35mm x 59mm) is generously set with 37 diamonds and 18 KT yellow gold and smooth and textured, round, pure gold beads.

Carved white jade beads (11) of various shapes, a jade twist carved ring (2.5cm diameter) set in gold, white South Sea and silver Tahitian pearls (12), 8 x small diamonds set into the gold cap of South Sea Pearls, (6 freshwater baroque pearls), 4 x Keshi pearls, 2 x opal and 9 x gold beads and a piece of uncut quartz in an organic, elegant and unique design wired and set with 18 KT yellow gold.

The inspiration for this necklace was Jane Magon’s memories of fishing in the glorious turquoise waters off Erskine Island, a tiny island a long way out in the ocean from the city of Gladstone, on the Great Barrier Reef.

The water was so shallow that Jane could see passing fish large and small in brilliant colours, lurking sharks, stingrays and colourful corals.

Each Jane Magon piece is hand crafted and unique.

Item code: J, P & G, 24 (e)

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White Coral in the Moonlight

Great Barrier Reef – Australia

In Chinese Culture, dragons can symbolize or represent the sea and the flow of the oceans. In my mind, here, the dragon is the Great Barrier Reef curving along the coastline and mimicking wave-like shapes and curving coast.

In this Master Carving of white jade (what is a dragon to Chinese eyes) looks like the curving of waves to my western eyes, a case of cultural interpretations. Yet to the Chinese, the dragon is associated with moving bodies of water and it’s power.

The carver of the Master Carving (now beautifully set in diamonds) eloquently expresses the dragon’s association with waves.

This necklace refers to my memories of fishing on the Great Barrier Reef with my husband who owned a house on one of its Islands early in our relationship.
I have vivid memories of fishing in glorious turquoise waters.

One night we moored the boat in the shallow water off Erskine Island – a tiny,  island 60 kilometers into ocean from the city of Gladstone. Around Erskine Island the water was so shallow that I could see passing fish large and small in brilliant colours, lurking sharks, stingrays and colourful corals. My husband cooked a wonderful coral trout we caught that day, which I ate with chilled champagne.

That night while we slept, the powerful ocean current pulled the anchor free and swept the boat some distance from where we had originally moored. The GPS alarm on the anchor had failed to arouse us.

I awoke expecting to be surrounded by blackness. To my horror we were surrounded by white as far as my eye could see. We were now stranded on the  exposed white reef as the tide went out …

A unique story inspired a unique piece. The conclusion to the story will be included with the piece.

  • Carved white jade beads (11) of various shapes
  • a jade twist carved ring (2.5cm diameter) set in gold
  • white South Sea and silver Tahitian pearls (12)
  • 8 x small diamonds set into the gold cap of South Sea Pearls
  • (6 freshwater baroque pearls)
  • 4 x Keshi pearls
  • 2 x opal and 9 x gold beads and a piece of uncut quartz in an organic
  • elegant and unique design wired
  • set with 18 carat yellow gold.