This is a Chinese style safety blessing jade decoration. There are two Chinese characters over the jade bottle gourd, and the Money Tree was full of gold ingots. A frog was sitting under the tree with a piece of coin in mouth. The foundation was in level white jade.
Jade Â¨C a gemstone of unique symbolic energy, and unique in the myths that surround it. With its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for mankind for thousands of years. This gem, with its discreet yet rather greasy lustre, which comes in many fine nuances of green, but also in shades of white, grey, black, yellow, and orange and in delicate violet tones, has been known to Man for some 7000 years.
'Jade', or yu, as it is called in China, is strictly speaking a generic term for two different gems, nephrite and jadeite. The name is derived from the Spanish 'piedra de ijada', loin-stone, jade having been recognised by the Amerindians as a remedy for kidney ailments. Because of its beneficial effect on the kidneys, the stone was also known as 'lapis nephriticus'. That, indeed, is where the term 'nephrite' came from.
Material:yellow jade Size:12"Lx9"Hx4"W
Preparation time: 2-3 working days