- Material: 100% sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with antique effect
- More than 1-1/4 inch diameter (34mm)
- Chain: 18 inch (45.6cm) with spring ring closer
- Item number: wh569
We call it a yin-yang medallion because that's its central focus, but there's much more going on in this elaborate and impressive necklace.
The yin-yang is the familiar symbol of complementary opposites around which this design revolves. Creating an eight-sided border around the yin-yang are the eight I-Ching trigrams that are at the heart of the 5,000 year-old system of divination.
Circling these are a phoenix, the ancient symbol of rebirth and new life, and a dragon, the mythological symbol of good luck, strength, and power.
The large medallion is cut-out around the various figures, accentuating their shapes and adding to the overall complexity. It's given an antique effect to capture every detail and imbue the necklace with an age-old patina.