A beautifully hand carved BC jade bear holding a fish sits atop sparkling amethyst crystal. Assembled in Canada by our in-house artisan.
Nephrite jade is one of two different mineral species called jade. The other, jadeite which is much rarer may contain a wider variety of hues. Nephrite jade is mainly composed of grays and greens and occasionally yellows, whites and browns. Nephrite also has a number of other synonyms and varieties including: BC jade, Canadian jade, Lushan jade, beilstein, kidney stone, lapis nephriticus, nephrit and spinach jade.
Jade is a stone with a long history. Ancient Chinese symbolized it with courage, wisdom, justice and mercy. The soothing green colour of jade makes it a wonderful healing stone, which increases fertility and longevity. It is an emotional balancer that gives the feeling of peace, steadiness and nurturing.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz crystal composed of silicon dioxide with traces of iron. In ancient times amethyst was thought to reduce the effects of too much alcohol because of its similarity in color to red wine. It is thought to dispel negativity and create a peaceful environment.
Bears are known for everything from being cuddly and playful to stoic and strong. In the spirit kingdom the bear is emblematic of grounding forces and strength. All in all, the bear is a magnificent creature to be respected.
Due to the unique nature of the materials, each piece is truly unique. Photos are for representation only.