Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: 24 mm from top of dragons foot to bottom foot
Weight: 2.93 grams
Other information: Made from solid sterling silver. Silver chains available separately.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Wisdom, power, luck
Tales about Eastern dragons originate from countries such as China, Japan and Vietnam. Unlike people in Western countries, they saw dragons as friendly, peace-loving creatures that signify good luck. They still maintained the same level of power as Western dragons, but in a more positive way and certainly not as scary as the fire-breathing monsters depicted in Europe.
Most Eastern dragons are shown as having no wings, although they still manage to magically fly, and instead of roaring fiercely they were said to "make the sounds of bells and beating gongs." The Chinese in particular regard dragons as very noble creatures and the dragon concept is embedded in their culture, for example in dragon boat racing and in the Chinese calendar.
In Feng Shui, the symbol signifies power, wisdom, strength and is a powerful good luck symbol. In Feng Shui Dragons are seen to carry male or yang energy. Often they may be placed in the East where it symbolises new beginnings, creativity and growth. In jewellery or other decoration it is a powerful good luck symbol.
Please also see the meanings of the Western Dragon.
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.