This carved green jade rooster is 3/4” wide by 3/4” long and drop 1” from a gold was ear wire. The roosters are well carved.
A rooster represents achievement and fame. It is believed to frighten away ghosts at sunrise by its crowing. An image of a rooster communicates a desire for a promotion. The rooster's crest,(guan) is a play on the Chinese word for official.
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.
Carved Green Jade Rooster Drop Earrings