Hand-engraved sterling silver and gold inlaid necklace.
A good luck charm. The plum (梅 / ume) is one of three symbols traditionally associated with happy occasions by the Japanese, e.g. New Year, weddings. The other two are the chestnut tree and bamboo. Ume (plum) means “nobility and long life”, in recognition of its resilience during winter, and its ability to flower in the cold, with a rich scent.
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