Grade A icy green jade Laughing Buddha with vibrant green hue patches against a lighter apple green base. The quality of the jadeite Buddha is very good with extremely rich water content, hence the entire Buddha appears shiny and glossy. It has fine jade grains and very high translucency.
Jadeite is highly demanded and is exclusively sourced from Myanmar, formerly Burma, hence it is widely known as “Burmese Jade”. It is rich in heritage and widely believed to have spiritual meanings in the Chinese culture. Laughing Buddha is known as Hotei among the Chinese and is considered very auspicious. His large protruding belly is symbolic of happiness, luck and prosperity. Wearing a Laughing Buddha jade pendant is believed to protect the person who wears it. This green jade buddha is rare due to its nice colour hue, great size and thickness.
Quick guide to buying jade: https://www.classicjade.com.sg/category/guide-to-buying-jade/