Pixiu (also called Tianlu or Bixie) is one of the five auspicious animals of traditional Chinese culture (the other four are the dragon, phoenix, turtle and kylin). The Chinese people call it “fortune beast.” This lion-looking beast has the head of dragon, the body of a horse and the legs of a kylin and is able to fly. The Pixiu is both ferocious and powerful so it works as a security guard of Heaven, resisting demons and ghosts. Just like the dragon and the kylin, the Pixiu brings happiness good luck for people and has an exorcising function. What is different from the kylin is that the Pixiu is a ferocious animal and has strong will in protecting its master.
The Pixiu has 26 figures and 49 incarnations. As Chinese mythology says, the Pixiu is the Dragon King’s ninth son. Gold, silver, jewels and all other treasures are the Pixiu’s staple food. That gives the Pixiu a noble temperament which helped it win the love of the Jade Emperor and the Dragon King. One day, maybe because it had eaten too much, it relieves its bowels in the Jade Emperor’s palace. The angry Emperor beat it and removed its anus. When news spread among the Chinese people, they regarded the Pixiu as an auspicious animal that can help in making fortunes.
- measures length 20mm width 15mm
- 925 sterling silver, 18K Gold Vermeil*
- Handcrafted in Taiwan
(Each item is handmade to order. Please allow for 4~5 weeks for this process.)
*Gold Vermeil is composed of a thick layer of gold over solid sterling silver. We use 18 karat gold, 2.5 microns thick. The thickness of the gold portion is what really sets vermeil jewelry apart from gold plated pieces.
- 戒指長度 20mm 寬度 15mm
- 材質：925 純銀 / 18K金厚鍍 （18K Gold Vermeil*)
（所有商品採接單後純手工製作, 請容許4~5週工作天(不含假日)為您創造獨一無二的寶貴飾品, 感謝您的耐心等待與體諒。）
*Gold Vermeil 國際認可高於10K之真金電鍍於925純銀飾品，且真金厚度需達2.5 microns 之高品質珠寶 （比一般市面上K金電鍍厚度達五倍之多，具有收藏價值且經得起時間考驗）