Most of us know jade dragon, and some of us know jade phoenix, but what they mean when they are carved into a matching pair?
Jade dragon & phoenix pair represent a gentleman and a lady love each other. In the fairy tale, Dragon was from a tribe and Phoenix from another. The two tribes fought, the dragon’s tribe won. At last, Dragon married Phoenix. From then on, the world became peaceful.
In feudal times, dragon represents the Emperor, phoenix represents the Empress. Dragon and phoenix pair pendants are usually for couples, or lovers.
Fine jade dragon & phoenix pair should be carved from the same piece of raw jade stone. They will be with the same color and texture, which can be called natural matching pair. Just like he and she, seem make for each other.