5 elements metal pendant with rock crystals
Chinese Jin pendant – stability
This small pendant features the Chinese character Jin, which represents the metal element. The character Jin is shown against a delicate abstract metal pattern and surrounded by two rock crystals that reinforce this element’s power and characteristics.
PENDANT Ø 13mm
ROCK CRYSTAL 2mm faceted cut
MATERIAL sterling silver / 24-carat gold-plated sterling silver
ANCHOR CHAIN 45cm adjustable to 42cm, 1.5mm wide
Meaning of the metal element
As an element, metal stands for stability and firmness. It holds things together, linking them so that exchange is possible. For this reason, the aspects of metal include communication and contact. The largest contact organ in the human body – the skin – is associated with the metal of the cycle of change, as are the lungs and large intestine. The lungs take in chi’i as we breathe. Rock crystal opens the upper respiratory tract, helps us to breathe more freely, and strenghens the flow of life energy. It also promotes the natural regulation of all rhythms in the body.
You can choose between our Jin necklace that pairs our metal element pendant with a sparkling 1.5mm anchor chain or just the Jin pendant alone.
Beautiful jewellery supports our well-being. Your can also create your own Jin necklace. We have lovely chains in a variety of lengths and hand-twisted cords in a wide range of colors.
"The powers of autumn generate dryness in the heavens, metal in the earth, and the lungs and large intestine in humans." (NEIJING SUWEN)
As an element, metal symbolizes the processing of ore into precious metals and stands for all human cultural techniques that refine materials and create things with value. It is movement of energy inwards and downwards; sinking, consolidation, and refinement; concentration on the essential.
State: experience, age
Time of day: evening, around sunset
Climatic factor: dryness/CAO
Color: white, from silvery opaque to shimmering mother of pearl
Flavor: pungent flavors move metal, enabling vitality to be passed on to the water element
Sense organ “opener”: nose, smell
ZANG FU/organ system: lung/FEI and large intestine/DACHA
The five elements framework
The five elements framework or “philosophy of the five phases of transformation” is a set of Daoist teachings explaining natural phenomena. It describes the laws governing transformation processes in the living world. Becoming, being, passing away. The five elements – wood, fire, metal, water, and earth – are derived directly from the natural world. Their characteristics form the basis for the relationships among the earth, humans, and the heavens and within these spheres.
The long tradition of the five elements framework influences traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture, and holistic approaches in innovative Western medicine.