Grade A icy jade Buddha with great lustre and translucency. The quality of the jade is very good with fine jade grains and rich water content.
Certification for this jadeite pendant by Nan Yang Gemological Institute (http://www.ngi.com.sg/), a reputable and independent Singapore gem testing lab, is available upon request.
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 an icy jade Buddha pendant is believed to protect the person who wears it.
Quick guide to buying jade: https://www.classicjade.com.sg/category/guide-to-buying-jade/