This emblem is a typical Chinese shape for Jade objects: a disk called "bi". Unlike most "bi" that are made from white jade and show a hole in the middle of the piece, this jade disk pendant has a touch of pale green. Chinese tradition associates the "bi" with heaven. "Bi" disks are consistently found with heaven and earth-like imagery, suggesting that the disk's circular shape also bears symbolic significance.
Competitor's price is $35.99-$39.99. Disk is approximately 1.5" diameter. Necklace is approximately 30" length.
The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and color. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.
In ancient times, people expressed abstract notions with concrete image symbols, which were influenced by Taoism and Buddhism. Jade craftworks were among the most precious and luxurious ones; people wore and decorated rooms to indicate loyalty, elegance, beauty, and eternity. More details...