- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Earring type: Hook
- Finish: Polished, with antiqued accents
- More than 5/8 inch wide x about 1/2 inch tall (18 x 12mm)
- Inventory number: wh500
In Chinese culture dragons are powerful, but they are seen as lucky and benevolent, not something menacing to slay as in many other cultures.
They play a big part almost everywhere in Chinese culture, from festivals like the Dragon Boat and New Year celebrations, to proverbs, artwork, legends, and astrology - the dragon is one of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs.
Living at the bottoms of oceans, rivers and lakes, they can control water-related weather such as floods, rain, and typhoons.
These dragons have the traditional looping snake-like body, which is covered with an elaborate pattern of scales that is very decorative.
All the details like the scales, roaring mouth, eyes, and flared nostrils have been accented with an antique effect that give them an age-old look.