This is a most favorite necklace from my sweetheart. It's called greenstone, or New Zealand jade. Greenstone carving is of Maori tradition, the Maori being the native people of New Zealand. The different carved shapes symbolize various virtues. The shape of this particular piece represents determination. Even the shade of green of this piece of jade has a name - kohuwai - called after the greenish moss growth in a slow running stream. It's very special to me.
Even more special is our young friend Jade Lee. He is a most talented film maker / photograher / God-lover. It would mean a lot to me if you would take a visit to his new blog, and even leave a comment. It's a good thing to encourage one another. So when Jade is a well-known film maker one day, we'll be able to say "we knew him when...." and perhaps claim a role in one of his films *ahem*