Chinese Lavendar Jade Double Sided Amulet feature auspicious designs. Lavendar jade is rare and covetable. Each one made of natural jade stone has its own unique and beautiful characteristics. Beautifully handcarved each item is a masterpiece. Wonderful as a gift or an excellent addition to your Chinoise Collection. Can be used as a decor accent piece or jewelry, strung on silk or leather cord and worn as a pendant. Comes in protective blue velvet jewelry pouch ready to gift.
DIMENSIONS: 2" diameter x 1/4" deep
HISTORY & FACTS:
Chinese Amulets are often given as gifts, symbols of good wishes.
During the Warring States period, Qin and Han Dynasties, Yuhuang (narrow arc) and Yubi (flat round jade with holes in the center) were connected with silk threads to form a group of miscellaneous pendants, which were used to highlight the magnificence and majesty of the wearer.
After the Wei and Jin Dynasties: men often wear simple jade pendants, while women wear miscellaneous pendants for a long time, usually tied on their belts.
Qing Dynasty: jade pendant can also be used as a necklace.
Chinese love of jade by comparing its qualities to the virtues of a gentleman, “esteemed by all under the Sun.” Xu Shen, an ancient Han scholar, listed the five virtues of jade as “charity, rectitude, wisdom, courage, and equity.”
Sometimes referred to as lilac jade, lavender jade is a gorgeous, gentle purple stone that has been present since ancient civilizations roamed the Earth. As a result, many ponder the lavender jade meaning in Chinese, but, interestingly enough, purple jade is the only color jade that is not at all related to any meridians used in Chinese medicine. Instead, it’s related to what are known as “super meridians”.
Purple jade’s meaning differs slightly in another part of the world: Turkey. Turkish purple jade saw great popularity during the 80s, when tons of the mineral were exported to commercial markets. The commodity was sourced from the one place in the world which could produce this form of purple jade: Bursa, in Turkey.
To many, lavender jade is also considered to be an honorary birthstone. When it occurs in violet ray energy, jade is assigned to all who are born around the start of the near year, just after the winter solstice between December 21st and January 19th. Gifting jade to any individuals born between this time would be a worthwhile endeavor!