Saturday, 8 April 2017

玉 | yù

In Mandarin Chinese, (Pinyin: ) means “jade” and, by extension, “gem”, “precious stone” and “beauty”.

This is a pictogram of a three level jade object of worship known as cong. Historically this character looked exactly like , so a short stroke (or a dot) was added to distinguish between these two.

More photos related to jade and sea glass @ Shutterstock.

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