A Grade Jadeite Jade Emerald Green Lucky Hulu Gourd Pendant JD10173
Item Code: JD10173 Net Weight: 13.2g Approx Size: 19mm (L) x 7mm (B) x 57mm (H) (Approx)
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This is a beautiful 100% natural Jadeite Pendant which has rich Emerald green moss in snow with light green and white with very dark near black floral spots, carved into a lucky Hulu Gourd. Thus, it is rated as Grade A Jadeite and appraised with certificate. Certificate will be provided together with the pendant.
In Chinese, the gourd is called hulu (葫芦). The first character (hu 葫) has the same pronunciation as (hu 护) which means to protect or guard and it also resemble the pronunciation for the word (hu 祜) which means blessing. Thus, gourd is symbolised as a charm to ward off evil and bad luck. As gourd contains many seeds, the Chinese also associate it with “Hundred sons, thousand grandsons” (百子千孙). The gourd, therefore, symbolizes fertility which is an important aspect of filial piety to the Chinese to have generations of descendants to carry on the family line.
A classic Eastern Beauty for its beautiful colour and great hardness, Jadeite or "Fei Cui" (in Chinese) is a pyroxene mineral belonging to the Jade group of minerals which is hard, unlike Nephrite, which is another type of Jade which is soft jade. Jadeite is formed in metamorphic rocks under high pressure and relatively low temperature conditions. It has a hardness of about 6.5 to 7.0 depending on its composition.
Due to human's aggressive mining of Jadeite and rising economies over the past decades, the price of the raw Jadeite rocks (known as Jadeite) and polished jadeites have rose more than dozen times as the demand for it far exceeds its supply. Thus, it is a very good choice for investment, as it is strongly believed that the price of Jadeite will continue to rise, due to the depletion of Jadeite.
Because of its elegancy and beauty, it is also a very good choice for personal collection or a gift for love ones. For physical healing purposes, Jadeite is believed to cure kidney stones if it is rubbed against the side of the afflicted person's body.