14k Jadeite Jade Lucky calabash Pendant
This pendant is hand-carved on both sides with the same design calabash with carved leaves. The design is graceful and flows beautifully with wonderful mixed green and Russet color. The jade is untreated. This beautiful Pendant is 2 inches tall and 1 inch wide weighs 15.5 grams and is in wonderful vintage condition.
The calabash symbolizes good luck, good health, Prosperity, and long life according to Chinese culture. Additionally, the shape of the gourd is likened to Heaven and Earth united; the top part of gourd being Heaven and the bottom Earth. This represents completeness and harmony.
In ancient days, travelers stored water or potions in bottle gourds. As water is essential to life and without it the travelers cannot survive the long journeys, the gourd earned the name of “Giver of Life” for its role in the storage of water.
Old men in those days were also frequently seen carrying gourds on their backs. Gradually, the gourd became associated with good health and longevity.
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