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Chinese Symbols

Chinese Symbols used in Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry 

 
Just a few of the more common Chinese Symbols sometimes used in Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry:
 
Badger or Magpie
 
May you experience great happiness
 
Basket of Fruit or Flowers
 
One of the Eight Immortals
 
Bats
 
Good luck.  2 bats together means double good fortune.  5 bats means The Five Blessings:  long life, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death
 
Butterflies
 
Long life and beauty.  With a Cat mean wish to live 70-80 years
 
Bear / Panda
 
Man
 
Carp
 
Advantage or benefit in business;  endurance, perseverance and fortitude.
 
Cicada
 
Immortality, life after death
 
Cock
 
Reliability.  A red Cock protects your house from fire.
 
Crane
 
Longevity.  A pair of Cranes means long marriage (Cranes mate for life).  A Crane can also mean the wisdom that comes with age.  In Feng Shui the influence of a Chinese Crane painting is for a long life that increases in wisdom
 
Cricket
 
Fighting spirit
 
Deer
 
Riches
 
Dove
 
Fidelity
 
Dragon
 
Male vigor and fertility, also the symbol for the Emperor.  Often seen as the symbol of divine protection and vigilance.  Regarded as the Supreme Being among all creatures.  It can ward off wandering evil spirits, protect ehe innocent and bestow safety.  The ultimate Chinese symbol of good fortune.
 
Dragon & Phoenix
 
Man and Wife;  Emperor and Empress
 
Duck
 
Married bliss.  A Duck in reeds - may you do well on your exams.
 
Eagle
 
Strength. 
 
Elephant
 
Strength and astuteness.  Riding an Elephant - happiness.
 
Fish
 
Wealth.  The Chinese character for Carp is phonetically identical to the character for "advantage."  The character for Fish is the same as that for abundance and wealth.  Fish are a symbol of water, fertility and regeneration.
 
Fisherman
 
One of the 4 Basic Occupations
 
Goose
 
Married happiness
 
Heron
 
with Lotus flowers - may your path be upward
 
Endless Knot 
 
Long life without setbacks
 
Labyrinth
 
Fear, rebirth, liberation
 
Lotus
 
Purity
 
Magnolia
 
Beautiful woman
 
Onion
 
Clever
 
Ox / Water Buffalo
 
Coming of Spring
 
Peach
 
Longevity
 
Peacock
 
Dignity and beauty
 
Phoenix
 
The five Human Qualities:  virtue, duty, correct behavior, humanity, reliability
 
Pine Trees
 
Longevity, steadfastness, self-discipline
 
Quail
 
Courage
 
Sheep
 
Yang - the Male Principle
 
Snake
 
the Woman
 
Tiger
 
Courage and bravery
 
Tortoise
 
Longevity and immortality
 
Yin
 
The Female Principle
 
Yang
 
The Male Principle