I already know that it is going to be one off your favorite pieces from my jewelry collection. I made it from plane silver sheet and out of nephrite stone carved laughing buda cabochon.All of the traditional ancient chinese jade is nephrite, since there are large deposits of nephrite in china, but no jadeite. This stone had religious significance in china and mystic figures and other symbols were carved from it.
What was traditionally called jade is in fact two separate and distinct minerals: jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite is often called hard jade, and nephrite is soft jade. In the long history of the art and culture of the chinese empire, jade has always had a very special significance, comparable with that of gold and diamonds in the west. Today, too, this gem is regarded as a symbol of the good, the beautiful and the precious.
This item is made of jade and stone, silver.