The necklace composed of 22 round natural carved green Jade shou 12 mm. beads and two large carved green jade oval beads (17 mm by 32 mm). The round beads are hand-carved with two dragons and two long life characters. The oval beads are carved with lotus . The beads are a beautiful consistent apple green color. The necklace is 19” around and is finished with a beautiful 14k gold clasp.
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.
Weight: Necklace weighs 106 grams.
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