Nephrite HuLu Ear Ring 15052000008A
The gourd is popular as a charm symbol to ward off evil spirits and disease because its first character (hulu 葫芦) has the same pronunciation as the word to “protect” or “guard” (hu 护) and also the word for “blessing” (hu 祜). In some dialects, the Chinese word for gourd (hulu 葫 芦) sounds the same as fulu (福 禄) which means “happiness and promotion”.
Mounted in 18K yellow gold. Set with round brilliant cut diamonds and cabaochon cut pink tourmaline for a total weight of 0.16 ct.