JADE CICADA CHARM (HP) 4746J
The Chinese love the symbol of a Cicada. In ancient China, when someone died, jade Cicada figurines were placed in their graves with them. This practice was believed to make the dead happy, and allow them to live a beautiful afterlife.
Because it has such a long life span, the Cicada is an icon of prolonged life and even immortality. In addition to this, it is said that it revitalizes youth, and increases the fertility of young couples. Also, the Cicada can protect you from those with bad intentions, repressing the effects of backstabbing colleagues or betrayal from friends.
For couples who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive, a Cicada symbol is said to help assist in their endeavours and increase the chance of having a child. For those who are involved in business and competitive careers, the Feng Shui symbol will stand by your side and ward of both jealous colleagues and underhanded managers. This lucky charm will protect you against bad luck in your business or at work.
This Cicada hanging is made of Jade - the most beloved gemstone of the Chinese. Recorded history has shown that this stone has been used as jewelry since 5000 years ago! It's also known as the 'stone of heaven' or 'noble stone' and was held higher in value than gold in olden times. Jade was a symbol of rank, power and wealth for kings, emperors and noblemen. Confucius mentioned that jade contained and reflected human virtues like durability, purity, serenity and radiance. To many Chinese, jade has magical protective powers that keep the wearer from harm. Considered to be the ultimate Feng Shui crystal, jade charms are said to bring harmony, attract good luck and friendship and promotes self-sufficiency. It also increases nurturing and love that can be used to harmonize dysfunctional relationships. Mentally, jade helps discard negative thoughts and soothes the mind as well as stimulates ideas.
Ideal to hang to your mobile, handbag or briefcase.