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This is my favourite piece of jewellery (apart from my wedding band of course!!)....
Billy gave it to me for x-mas a number of years back knowing my love of symbolism. We picked it together and bought it over the Internet, a purchase that held a bit of trepidation as it can be a win or a lose on the Internet sometimes if you are not careful. I did all the right things and ticked all the right boxes and ordered (after numerous emails with the site owner).
This is a piece of Jade and it has carvings of little bats (for luck) coins (for prosperity) and Ling Chih ( a plant that symbolises long life ).
See the coins down the left hand side? And the two bats sitting in the Ling Chih?
Not a very clear photo of the other side I'm afraid but you can still see a little bat sitting on the coins and the Ling Chih (fungus of immortality).
I am a person that wears the same jewellery all the time, I rarely wear anything different as I am allergic to metal and if I have anything else on for long I get all itchy. So this piece is around my neck all the time, I'm quite attached to it as wearing it reminds me that I am lucky, prosperous and will live a long time!