I found these hand carved white translucent natural jade buttons in China and have made them into earrings. They are beautifully carved in the shape of a flower with all the petals defined. They are framed on the back in 18k gold vermeil and have a post with a clip to keep it firmly on the ear - french clip. The earrings are 7/8” in diameter.
Chinese royalty has worn jade for centuries. 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. It is believed to protect the wearer and ensure good luck and good health as well as to increase life span.
Carved White Jade Flower Button Earrings