Grade A icy jade gourd Hulu with great lustre and translucency. It is beautifully matched with an imperial green jade cabochon, designed as a pendant. The icy jade Hulu looks very full with good shape, size and thickness. The quality is also good with fine jade grains. The imperial green jade cabochon has nice vibrant green hue, and good dome shape for its size.
Certification for this jadeite pendant, certified 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. Jade is believed to protect the person who wears it.
The gourd is believed to ward off evil as its first chinese character 葫芦 has the similar pronunciation to the word “protect” 护, as well as “blessing” 祜。 The Chinese word for gourd 葫芦, also sounds similar to 福禄, which means luck and prosperity.
Quick guide to buying jade: https://www.classicjade.com.sg/category/guide-to-buying-jade/