A Grade Jadeite Jade Yellow and Green Crab Ruyi Pendant JD10174
Item Code: JD10174 Net Weight: 26.4g Approx Size: 24mm (L) x 14mm (B) x 41mm (H) (Approx)
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This is a beautiful 100% natural Jadeite Pendant which has 2 colors, Yellowish orange, light green, beautifully contrast with the Ruyi carved on the yellowish orange portion and crab carved at the light green portion, and is semi translucent, without any treatment. Thus, it is rated as Grade A Jadeite and appraised with certificate. Certificate will be provided together with the pendant.
This piece of elegant jadeite was carefully carved into a crab. The Chinese word for crab is 蟹 which has the same pronunciation as 协 which is the Chinese word for harmony. Crab therefore symbolises wish for harmony and peace. The crab is also used to symbolize success in the imperial examination system. This is because the Chinese word for the crab's shell (jia 甲) has the additional meaning of "first" as in achieving the highest score in the examination to become a government official. So this is suitable for those who are schooling or preparing for exams.
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.