Common Motifs in Jade Jewelry and Meanings

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PiXiu (貔貅):

Meaning: Protection, wealth accumulation, good luck

 Literal meaning to ward off evil spirits. The PiXiu is a Chinese mythical hybrid creature, powerful protectors of feng shui practitioners, and resembling strong, winged lions. It’s believed that the creature is an influential and auspicious creature for wealth, and is said to have a voracious appetite exclusively for gold, silver, and jewels. Pixiu have always been regarded as auspicious creatures that possessed mystical powers capable of drawing cai qi (財氣 wealth) from all directions,[1][2] and according to the Chinese zodiac, it is especially helpful for those who are going through a bad year. Pi Xiu is the ninth offspring of the dragon. Pi Xiu craves the smell of gold and silver and it likes to bring his master money in his mouth. Statues of this creature are often used to attract wealth in feng shui.

Coin bracelet: Meaning of prosperity, wealth accumulation. 

Symbolizing good fortune and things goes as you wish in future endeavors.


Tong Tong and kou kou(路路通): 

Meaning: Success, good luck

Lu Lu Tong aka Tong Tong. Literally meaning “As you wish”. It represents tunnel vision, meaning there is only one way to your success and wearing the symbol is like a talisman that will guide you in times of trouble.

Money bag:

Meaning: Wealth accumulation, prosperity 

Literally representing wealth accumulation and good fortune. When gifted to a loved one, it means to wish them good luck and fortune.

Dragon Flying in the clouds:

Meaning: Protection, wealth accumulation and prosperity

The meaning of the oriental dragon is one of many facets. It's a legendary creature in Chinese culture. The dragon symbolizes power, strength and good luck to many cultures around the world. In Chinese culture, excellent and outstanding people are put alongside the dragon. The dragon is usually depicted in many forms. Such as “Soring in the clouds”, “Standing in an authoritarian pose”, “Roaring Dragon” and many more. In the imperial eras of China, the dragon is often a symbol for the imperials to show authority. Items such as the imperial seal of China is made of a piece of jade with jade. 

Dragon and phoenix 

Meaning: The balance between a couple, the Yin and Yang energy. Prosperity, good luck, and protection.

It’s common for these sets to be gifted to couples, on new years, anniversaries, or just as a casual gift! 

It’s believed that the dragon and phoenix is a match made in heaven. The pair represents fortune, prosperity, and unconditional love. It’s believed that the pair makes up for each other's energies. The dragon represents the Yang (阳). And the phoenix represents (阴) energy. The dragon and the phoenix are the kings in their own territory. Men wearing a jade dragon means wealth and power, and luck in business or career, going higher every step of the way. 

Many idioms in China have references to the dragon. “望子成龙” “Wishing ones child become as great as the dragon.”  “龙凤呈祥” “Dragon and Phoenix are a match made in heaven. “龙生九子” “The Dragon's nine sons” The Pixiu is said to be the ninth son of the dragon.  


Meaning: Wealth accumulation and prosperity 

(年年有鱼(余)) meaning every year there is something left over. In Chinese, the character “Fish” (鱼) is pronounced exactly the same as the word for “left over” (余). Which meaning that they are 

Ping an kou

Meaning: peace and safety

Jade items, such as "Ping An Kou" are generally passed on from one generation to another generation because of its special meaning of bringing peace and safety to the bearer. The ancients even deemed it as the symbol of wealth and nobleness with the wishes of getting a brighter future with fortune and peace


Meaning: Prosperity and longevity 

Peas are a very common symbolism and style of necklace in Jade Jewelry. Traditionally they are known as a symbol of luck, prosperity and longevity for each of the peas in the pod perspective. They are commonly gifted to loved ones, it’s a super special and close to the heart gift. 


Meaning: Prosperity, success 

Bamboo has the meaning of “better and better each step”. Because the way bamboo grows they grow one section at a time. Sort of like to be successful, you need The main meaning of bamboo is prosperity, it’s a great graduation, new years, or a casual gift. 

Lotus flower

purity, rebirth

The lotus flower's meaning varies from culture to culture. In general, however, the lotus commonly serves as a sacred for purity, rebirth, and strength. Because lotuses rise from the mud without stains, they are often viewed as a symbol of purity.

Ru yi

Meaning: Good Fortune, good luck and wealth accumulation

"Ruyi" in Chinese literally means, "as you wish." This necklace portrays the timeless, good luck symbol in natural jadeite jade. This piece is one of a kind and you will not find another like it. It's worn as a good luck charm. Perfect for a gift for a friend who is venturing into a new chapter of life or a someone who is venturing into a new business.


Meaning: Good Luck, Wisdom, and More

Elephants are revered symbols in many cultures, as they are the largest living land mammals. In feng shui, they represent strength, protection, wisdom, and good luck! As with all symbols, touch into your own connection.

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