This handmade Hi Octane Jewelry Asian Dragon ring is created using the lost wax casting method. We carve the design in wax, size it, and then cast in Sterling Silver, and or white or gold bronze.
Sterling Silver can be found under this item's "Sterling Silver" listing. Gold is also available. If interested in ordering gold, please convo us for pricing and to create a custom order.
Sterling Silver can tarnish over time. We recommend using a flannel polishing cloth to clean the pieces.
As each piece is handmade to order, please allow approximately 10 days for your order to process and ship.
We are happy to do custom pieces as well. Please check out our store for more pieces. We have an ever growing variety of pendants, earrings, rings, bracelets, cufflinks, and belt buckles.
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In both Chinese and Japanese mythology, the dragon is one of Four Legendary Creatures guarding the four cosmic directions (Red Bird - S, Dragon - E, Tortoise - N, and the Tiger - W). The four, known as the Four Celestial Emblems, appear during China's Warring States period (476 BC - 221 BC), and were frequently painted on the walls of early Chinese and Korean tombs to ward off evil spirits. The Dragon is the Guardian of the East, and is identified with the season spring, the color green/blue, the element wood (sometimes also water), the virtue propriety, the Yang male energy; supports and maintains the country (controls rain, symbol of the Emperor's power). The Guardian of the South, the Red Bird (aka Suzaku, Hō-ō, Phoenix), is the enemy of the dragon, as is the bird-man Karura. Actually, the Phoenix is the mythological enemy of all Naga, a Sanskrit term covering all types of serpentine creatures, including snakes and dragons. The Dragon (East) and Phoenix (South) both represent Yang energy, but they are often depicted as enemies, for the Dragon represents the element wood, while the Phoenix signifies the element fire. However, they're also often depicted together in artwork as partners. The Dragon is the male counterpart to the female Phoenix, and together they symbolize both conflict and wedded bliss -- the emperor (dragon) and the empress (phoenix).