ITEM: Vintage 14k Gold Carved Jade Elephant Earrings
COMPOSITION: 14k Yellow Gold, Acid tested
GEM: Carved Jade 15.5mm X 12.2mm
CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good
WEIGHT: 4.8 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 1" X 11/16"
MARKS: 14k HKong
COMMENTS: In China, India and Africa, the elephant is a symbol of beauty, power, dignity, intelligence and peace. The elephant is considered a symbol of good luck and is a symbol of good fortune. In Asia elephants symbolize the divine. Often ceremonies occur in which people while make offerings to elephants by washing and anointing them with special oils and colors during various festivals. It is a way of asking for their families and or community to be blessed with luck and good will. Elephants symbolize strength, good health, and longevity. Many communities consider the Elephant to be a strong symbol of luck and good fortune and the famous saying goes “ keep a lucky elephant at the door to your house so that you can get protection from bad luck and only invite the good inside”. The meaning of an elephant is much deeper than one can imagine and has helped to shape the eastern world as we know it today. In both Hinduism and Buddhism the elephant is seen as a holy animal, and its likeness is represented in the form of many gods. The elephant is not worshipped directly but indirectly for their qualities that people wish to emulate. Elephants are a powerful role model for many people in their spiritual lifestyle because they are obedient towards their leader, they have a steadfast nature about them because they are unstoppable once set on a path, and they have large ears that are used to listen much more so than to speak. If you find yourself drawn to the enigmatic allure of the of Jade crystal stone, it could mean that it's time for a much-needed existential pick-me-up. Jade gives you the wisdom to be able to see past self-imposed limitations and helps you shed that outdated can't-win-don't-try attitude. Incorporate Jade into your daily meditation and have the courage to discover your divine inner truth while discarding any negative patterns holding you back from your full potential. While all crystals promote harmony between the mind, body and spirit, the Jade crystal is a superstar in the world of crystal healing thanks to its powerful connection to the heart chakra and its varying degrees of intense, piercing shades of green. When it comes to bringing prosperity and abundance into your life, the Jade crystal stone is the ultimate good luck charm. Just ask the ancient Chinese civilizations that carved Jade into statues and incorporated it into masks and jewelry, a style of antiquity that can still be viewed today. Jade statues of dragons were also used to decorate the tombs of emperors. In New Zealand, the local Jade was considered a stone of power in Maori traditions and as far back as the Stone Age, Viking invaders sacked villages in style with ax blades and weapons made with the striking gemstone. Circa 1980's. Pictured as received from a local estate. Very good estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age. Items will be cleaned but natural patina will be preserved if applicable. Polishing to near new is always FREE upon request!
Hong Kong 14k Gold Lucky Jade Elephant Earrings ~ Amulet