Koi (Nishikigoi): Glass Calligraphy Pendant
Chinese calligraphy for "Koi (Nishikigoi)" in a necklace/pendant..
Nishikigoi in Japanese translates to "Brocaded Carp" and is used to describe the colorful carp commonly called koi. In Chinese (pinyin: "Jin Li"), the characters translate the same and they are an auspicious symbol that relates to having abundance. A legend states that a carp can become a dragon by navigating through the "Dragon Gate", a large waterfall in the Yellow River near Henan. It symbolizes that a common person can become great by his extraordinary accomplishments.
Approximately .75 x 1.25" rectangular metal bezel with thick glass front. The glass magnifies the calligraphy image slightly and the bezel's finish and thick casting gives it a vintage look. Pendant comes with an 18" length black leather cord necklace with end cap, lobster clasp, and a 2" adjustable chain extender (18"- 20"). Silk jewelry gift pouch included (random colors).
Choice of 3 bezel colors: Polished Silver