This beautiful piece of green jade is carved on one side with two phoenix facing each other with a Chinese symbol for long life in between. One the other side is a single dragon. On top of the piece are two small dragons. There is also some ornate carving on the sides and bottom as well as within the piece. The jade measures 1 3/4” long by 1 1/4” wide and 1/4” thick. The piece can be worn with either side facing front. I have beaded this piece with 12 mm enhanced jade of the same color as the pendant. The necklace s 20” around and is finished with a 14k gold clasp. This is a gorgeous necklace that can be worn with anything.
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.
Chinese royalty has worn jade for centuries. 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. It is believed to protect the wearer and ensure good luck and good health as well as to increase life span.
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Natural Carved Green Jade Double Phoenix and Dragon, Enhanced Green Jade Necklace
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