This unique vintage piece of green Jade is etched with the goddess of mercy, Quan-Yin standing above a fish. It is etched on the back with some Chinese characters. The jade is 3 34/” long and 1 3/4” wide. It is topped with a decorated piece of wood and a jasper disk. The entire pendant drops 5” from a black natural leather cord that is adjustable from 18” to 36” (using slip knots) so it can be worn a variety of lengths. Although large and dramatic the necklace is not heavy.
Quan-Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and infinite compassion, worshipped by those who seek relief from pain and adversity. She is the protector of children and is prayed to by those who want children. She is believed to be born of the lotus and is often seen with a child in her arms or riding a goose coming down from heaven.
The carp is considered the most favored of all fish. It symbolizes wealth, abundance, happiness and fertility. In China the carp is symbolic of determination and perseverance. It is believed that the carp can ascend the rapids and waterfalls of the wild Yellow River will eventually become a dragon. The carp also symbolizes success in school or study.
Called the stone of heaven, jade has worn jade for centuries by Chinese royalty. It has been used since the Neolithic times for tools, weaponry, amulets, vases and figurines because of its hardness. It is believed to be a spiritual stone and has been called the jewel of heaven. It represents the five principal virtues: charity, modesty, courage, justice and wisdom. From cloudy white to golden brown, light to dark green, to rare lavender, jade is the most highly prized Asian gemstone. Jade has been regarded as the most precious stone for thousands of years and is treasured for its magical powers. It is believed to protect the wearer and ensure good luck and good health as well as to increase life span, which is why most Asians put a jade bangle on a baby’s arm and wear jade themselves.
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Vintage Etched Green Jade Goddess Pendant Necklace
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