This beautiful vintage golden sea dragon is hand carved out of a single piece of translucent jade that is naturally two colors. The raised sea dragon is a golden jade on top of a bluish green jade background. The edges of the jade are also carved as is the back with a lotus design. The pendant is 2 3/4” long by 2” wide at the widest part. I have beaded the jade pendant with 12 mm natural aquamarine beds that have the same greenish color as the jade with some golden overtones. The necklace is 19 1/2” around and is finished with a large 18k gold vermeil hook clasp. This one of a kind necklace is absolutely gorgeous as the carving is stunning.
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 sacred lotus, also known as the sea rose, is a symbol of purity, fruitfulness and creativity. The lotus, an aquatic plant, grows in ponds or rivers, the roots planted in the bottom soil and the leaves float on the water. The blossoms rise above the leaves and are very showy.
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.
Aquamarine is a variety of beryl. It belongs to the same family as emerald. It can be translucent or milky to very clear. Aquamarine comes from Brazil, Madagascar, Russia and the USA. It is the birthstone for those born in the month of March. It is believed to bestow courage.
Hand Carved Jade Sea Dragon, Aquamarine Necklace
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