Price is per jade Year of the Tiger pendant (as picture - measures about 20mm x 17mm x 7mm + the loop. This is not a necklace, but you could make it into one with a cord. The Chinese Year of the Tiger begins on 14th February 2010.
People born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be lucky, vivid, lively and engaging. Tigers are also incredibly brave and fearless to engage in battle. Maybe heís so brave because he is lucky, but the Chinese say a Tiger in the house is the very best protection against fire or burglary.
Tigers donít crave power or money, and are honest about how they feel and expect the same of you. However, they seek approval from peers and family. Generally, because of their charming personalities Tigers are well liked. Failing at a given task, criticism from loved ones or being unproductive in his professional life can cause a Tiger to be depressed. Still, like all felines, Tigers always land on their feet, ready for their next act in life, pursuing it with unyielding energy and hunting it infallibly.
Tigers are very competitive - never missing a challenge, especially when honor is at stake, or they are protecting loved ones. Tigers are unpredictable, looking cool, but with the Big Cat's instincts to pounce. Natural leaders with a strong sense of their own dignity, and if they find themselves in the ranks, they can be stubborn and obstinate. Tigers are intelligent, alert, and farsighted. They have their fingers on the pulse. Good strategists and tacticians, but often with hidden agenda. As long as they do not risk their luck too often and control their restless nature, their tactics usually pay off in life.
Western counterpart: Aquarius
Tiger Years - If you were born in any of these years, then you are a Tiger: 02/08/1902 to 01/28/1903, 01/26/1914 to 02/13/1915, 02/13/1926 to 02/01/1927, 01/31/1938 to 02/18/1939, 02/17/1950 to 02/05/1950, 02/05/1962 to 01/24/1963, 01/23/1974 to 02/10/1975, 02/09/1986 to 01/28/1987, 01/28/1998 to 02/15/1999, 02/14/2010 to 02/02/2011
Famous Tiger People: Agatha Christie, Crystal Gayle, Cybill Shepherd, Demi Moore, Diana Rigg, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Queen of Scots, Norma Shearer, Penelope Cruz, Queen Elizabeth II, Rosie O'Donnell, and Tom Cruise.
For 5,000 years Imperial China used the word "jade" as something precious. Because jade is said to have all the attributes most valued in society. A symbol of purity and serenity, it is delicate, but will not break - is beautiful, but not impermanent, it can be flawed with lines, but still pleasing. It is believed to radiate divine unconditional love and balance the emotions. Held in the hand it can improve judgment - ancient silk traders often held jade while bartering. A small piece of jade worn around the neck was said to dispel illness.
Chinese jade first arrived in the West during the sixteenth century, brought from Canton by the Portuguese. Today jade continues to be a symbol of love, virtue, and status. With Chinese carvings reaching the highest value. The best jade has a waxy, pearly appearance. Feeling cool and so smooth, it seems soft to the touch. Yet hard enough that pressure from a sharp knife will not leave a mark.