As mysterious animals, elephants have always been considered lucky. According to Feng Shui practitioners, elephants bring good luck when their trunk faces upwards. Because of this belief, there are many items that feature elephants with their trunk up. A perfect gift for elephant lovers is the 18 K jade plated elephant pendant. It only costs $6.61. When you wear this jade elephant pendant, you will get good luck. You will also help save elephants.
It is ironic that elephants are considered symbols of luck, but in the wild they are not fortunate at all. Many are senselessly slaughtered for their ivory. Ivory hunters wiped out elephants in North America 1,000 years ago. Poaching elephants is a barbaric practice that continues. In 2012, more than 35,000 elephants were killed for their tusks. In 2013, poachers poisoned 300 elephants, with cyanide, to get their ivory. If elephants continued to be killed, they will vanish in 15 years. China has the largest market for ivory globally. The United States has the second biggest demand for ivory.
Fortunately, there are organizations that help protect elephants from being killed. These groups are CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora World Wide Fund for Nature, TRAFFIC the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). As a conscientious consumer, you can help stop illegal ivory trade. You can sign this petition and promise not to purchase ivory.
Why would you want to wear ivory when it has caused elephants’ death? Wear this lovely jade elephant pendant instead. Unlike ivory, jade is a natural mineral. Jade comes from two different minerals: Nephrite and Jadeite. Nephrite comes in colors of creamy white and light green colors. Jadeite comes in more colors than Nephrite. Jadeite comes in colors of blue, red, black, dark green, lavender and white.
The jade elephant pendant, on sale at ebay, is a jadeite. It has a beautiful black color. Having it’s trunk upwards, this elephant jade pendant will bring you good fortune. Since this jade elephant pendant is unisex, it is the perfect gift for any man or woman.
The Chinese have always valued jade. In China, jade is as priceless as diamonds and gold are in the West. Imperial families treasured jade. Indigenous cultures, such as the Olmecs and Mayans, also wore jade. Today jade is still very popular in China. As skilled artisans, the Chinese painstakingly make unique items from jade. Popular Chinese symbols carved from jade are the Buddha, the panda, the elephant, the dragon and Chinese characters among many others.
Having the largest brain of all mammals and a remarkable memory, elephants should be conserved. They deserve to live long and happy lives. By wearing the jade elephant pendant, you are celebrating the lives of elephants. Good luck will surely follow those who chose jade over ivory.