Dragon's Gate on the Yellow River "Legend of the Koi" Necklace
Legend of the Koi pendant carved in onyx 1½ x 2⅛ " with 14kt yellow gold and glowing labradorite. 16" necklace with 4½" growth chain
According to Chinese legend, there was a place called Dragon's Gate at the top of a large waterfall on Yellow River. Carp would swim up the river, against the current to reach the base of the waterfall. Although many would try, only a few were brace and able enough to attempt the final leap up the waterfall. It was said that if a card was able to complete the journey through Dragon's Gate at the top of the falls, then it would be transformed into a powerful dragon. In Chinese culture, the dragon is a symbol of great power. The story symbolizes that anybody who is able to persevere through great trials can accomplish their highest goals to become great.
- Elisa Ilana
- 14KT Yellow Gold