The natural green jade 16 mm beads are carved with the long life character on one side and the character for double happiness n the other side. They are designed so the bead can be twisted so either side can be worn facing forward. I have topped them with smaller jade beads. The carved beads are hollow so the earrings are light weight. The earrings drop 1 1/2” from a 14k gold post.
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 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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