Jade Dragon Bead & Pearl Earrings, Gemstone
Throughout history in both China and Japan, jade (jadeite or nephrite) has been considered the most precious of all stones. The ancient Chinese associated green jade with wisdom and the ability to ensure long life. Weapons and cutting tools made of jade were stronger than those made of other materials and were common in ancient Chinese as well as Mayan and Egyptian civilizations.
Jade, Approx 1.5"H