This one of a kind necklace is made with a piece of green jade that is hand carved with a dragon on the top and a pig on the bottom with the Chinese character for long life in the middle. The jade pendant is 1 3/4” long by 1 1/4” wide. It is carved on both sides. The jade is suspended from 15 mm faceted jasper roundel beads in the variety of colors that jasper comes in naturally, including the same dark green as the jade. The necklace is 21” around and is finished with a large sterling silver hook clasp.
The dragon is the imperial emblem of the Emperors in China, especially from the from the Han period where their coat of arms shows two dragons fighting for the fiery pearl. The dragon is a supernatural creature and is the symbol of power, strength, wisdom and goodness. It represents the utmost in accomplishment: good luck and a successful life. It is also believed to be the guardian of hidden treasures. It represents the spirit of growth and change.
The pig is symbolic of wealth. He is also a symbol of courage.
Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of Chalcedony. It is found in all colors including: red, brown, pink, yellow, green, grey/white and shades of blue and purple. It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands and colors. Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature., as well as the Bible.
Carved Green Jade Dragon & Pig, Faceted Jasper Necklace
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