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location: LG Level, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
- Plum blossom jadeite pendant, hand carved set in sterling silver plated in 14k
- Size: 3.5 (L) x 1.6 (W) cm
- Materials: Plum blossom jadeite, 14k gold plated silver
- Designed in Hong Kong, Handcrafted in Guangzhou (2003)
Jade is associated with art, culture and history in China to an extent unparalleled by any other material in any other culture. Its history spans at least ten thousand years. It has long been cherished for its multiple functions, diverse shapes, sumptuous decoration, skilful workmanship, and elegant appearance. Unlike other gemstones, Chinese jadeite is lustrous as well as first cool, then warm and smooth to the touch.
Because of the complex interlocking nature of the molecular structure, jadeite is virtually impossible to carve and has to be ground away by the use of abrasives. It is the toughest gemstone known.
Beginning over three thousand years ago, jade became a stone with profound mystical and spiritual connotations. A craftsman’s hands breathed life into the stone, first creating objects to honor heaven and earth and later jewelry to empower the wearer. Until very recently, access to jadite was limited to rulers and the most elite members of society.
According to ancient Chinese wisdom and emerging contemporary science, when you consciously connect to the power of the universe (Qi - life force) in nature and within yourself you will tap amazing promise. The Promise of Qi is that it can be purposefully cultivated to empower, heal and maximize you and support harmony and balance in your life, your family, your community and even the world. The masters say, "You gain the potential to maximize yourself and pursue your preferred future when you cultivate Qi.”