When polished and carved, jade is attributed with cultural characteristics. A round jade ornament with a hole in the center is often used to honor the gods of heaven. On the jade there is a sterling silver Guan Yin, or Goddess of Mercy, the Maternal Goddess and the Protector of Children, "looking on or hearing the voices of the suffering".
Competitor's retail price is $32.99-$38.99. Size of the pendant is approximately 21 × 21 mm. Silver chain is not included.
The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and color. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.
In China and eastern Asia, Guan Yin is regarded as the goddess of fecundity as well as of mercy, comforting the troubled, the sick, the lost, the senile and the unfortunate. She is also referred to as the Goddess of the Southern Sea — or Indian Archipelago — and has been compared to the Virgin Mary. In addition, Guan Yin is surnamed Sung-Tzu-Niang-Niang, "lady who brings children”, and is worshipped especially by childless women. More details...