Vietnamese 18K Gold Vermeil Dragon/Phoenix, Jade Cord Necklace

Approx 2 1/2" drop x 1 1/2", on an adjustable leather cord.


The dragon is the imperial emblem of the Emperors from the Han period, the coat of arms being two dragons contesting the fiery pearl. The dragon, a supernatural creature, is the symbol of power, strength, wisdom and goodness and represents the utmost in attainment: good luck and success in life. It is also believed to be the guardian of hidden treasures. It represents the spirit of growth and change. The phoenix, a mythical bird, is the emblem of the Empress and of beauty. It only appears in time of peace and prosperity. It is symbolic of prosperity, rich harvests, and beauty. Together with the dragon it is symbolic of marriage.