Two dragons presenting a heart-shaped amber, buried 1647-1658. From the
tomb of Lady Chen, wife of Tong Bonian, in Dengfushan outside of the
Zhonghua gate, Nanjing. Amber and ruby; gold with repoussé and filigree
Traditional chinese jewellry, diancui点翠. photo by 动脉影.
These are old jewels in museums so they were made of kingfisher feathers during their times. In modern times kingfisher are animals under first-class state protection in china so diancui点翠 craftwork has been replaced by others such as shaolan烧蓝, dyed goose feather, particular blue paper and blue silk.