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Jade Baby Dragon, Chinese Hands of Buddha Fruit, Tourmaline Necklace

The pendant is 2" long by 1" wide,  The necklace is 19" around.


This piece of green jade has been beautifully carved with a baby dragon crawling up the left side next to two Chinese hands of Buddha fruit - a citrus fruit common in China.  The back shows the back of the dragon and fruit.  I found some round flat tourmaline beads that picks up the color of the jade and makes it a very unique necklace that you can wear with anything.  The necklace is finished with a 18k gold vermeil hook clasp.

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.

Chinese royalty has worn jade for centuries.   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.

Tourmaline is the official birthstone for October.  Some stones are dichroic - they appear to change color when viewed from different angles. According to ancient Egyptian legend the tourmaline is found in all colors - as it traveled along a rainbow it gathered all the the rainbow's colors.