The Hu Lu 葫芦 carving symbolises abundance, health, longevity, and wealth thus making it very popular in a variety of Feng Shui applications both in Chinese and Japanese cultures.
Quality of this jadeite pendant is impeccable. The crystal aggregates within the jadeite material are very fine resulting in a clear translucency with a glow from light refracted from within the jadeite body. This glassiness is present despite the thickness of the pendant which further illustrates the translucency of the jadeite material. Most highly translucent and glassy jadeite materials are carved into cabochons and very few are crafted into designs such as this Hu Lu due to the rarity of fine jadeite materials with such quality.
The main photos are taken in natural lighting and there are 2 additional photos taken with indoor lighting. For reference, the indoor lighting has a colour temperature of 4000K.
Jadeite is Type A and has no treatments applied.
Length of jadeite pendant: 23mm / Width: 16mm / Thickness: 7mm
18K White gold pendant clasp set with a single natural 0.3ct diamond.