C1826 -1 black jade dragon fish pendant necklace
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C1826 -5 black jade dragon fish pendant necklace

Old Jade Dragon Fish, Black Onyx Pendant

Approx 3 1/2" long drop, on an adjustable leather cord.

                                                                         $210  SOLD

This beautifully carved black jade is in the shape of a dragon-fish.  It is carved in great detail on all sides with deep carving and shows off very well.   The jade drops 3 1/2” from a black natural leather cord that is adjustable in length.

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.  It is  believed that dragons begin as a serpent and their second stage of life was as a fish,  After about a thousand years they become dragons.

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.