Modern Ye Ming Zhu & Howlite Skull Earrings. These earrings feature a Modern Ye Ming Zhu center bead (glows in the dark), and a carved skull Howlite bead. These are beautiful and versatile and look great wherever you go.
Modern Ye Ming Zhu beads glow in the dark! Charge them up under the sun or other bright light. Choices for color/glow are Light Green, Light Blue (see photos).
PHOTOS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY!
Your jewelry will vary slightly due to the unique nature of shells, pearls, and/or gemstones.
Ye Ming Zhu:
Ancient and Modern Ye Ming Zhu or otherwise spelled Yeh Ming Jhu is the legendary glowing stone. They were the emperor’s most prized possession for hundreds of years. If you go to China they are depicted everywhere as the dragon’s pearl and known by almost everyone. Aside from occasionally seeing it on TV or finding counterfeits in the market the Ye Ming Zhu experience, even in china stops there. There has only been one book written about it, in Chinese, out of print, and only talks about the science of the structure (take note a new book is in the final stages of completion). However, in Chinese lore, the tales are abundant and passed down throughout many generations.
So what is this elusive glowing stone? How have I not heard of it before?
The Ye Ming Zhu which the emperors possessed is known as Ancient Ye Ming Zhu signifying it being found in the ground. It is found primarily in china, which is extremely rare and even more expensive. With the record holder weighing in at 6.1 tons and valued at 3.1 billion dollars it’s no wonder why we have yet to see these. It is most common to find Ancient Ye Ming Zhu with fluorite however on occasion it can be found with a few dozen other minerals including jade, meteor, fossil, and diamond. Regardless of the mineral, it’s found with, in order for it to be considered Ancient Ye Ming Zhu it must contain a combination of rare earth elements allowing it to send and receive light and Qi (energy).
Chances are very few of us will ever be able to see, touch, or own a high-quality piece of Ancient Ye Ming Zhu in our lives. They are just that rare. In 1966 during the cultural revolution, a few dozen that were owned by the royal families disappeared from China and cannot be found to this day.
Modern Ye Ming Zhu:
After years of trying, about ten years ago a team of brilliant scientists in an extremely high tech lab discovered how to alchemize the rare earth elements found in Ancient Ye Ming Zhu into a crystal structure derived from the diamond. Diamond Ye Ming Zhu contains a tetrahedron crystalline structure and is one of the strongest and brightest forms ever found. So naturally when they discovered the alchemical formula to create Modern Ye Ming Zhu that is what it was modeled it after. Modern Ye Ming Zhu is non-toxic and has the same energetic properties as Ancient Yeh Ming Zhu since they contain the same active elements in the same crystalline structure. Rare earth elements are used for their energetic properties and are found in most of today’s highest-tech devices. It is not a coincidence that China supplies ninety-seven percent of the rare earth elements and that most of the Ancient Ye Ming Zhu found have been in China.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Ye Ming Zhu (opens in a new window)
Howlite was discovered near Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1868 by Henry How (1828–1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist. How was alerted to the unknown mineral by miners in a gypsum quarry, who found it to be a nuisance. He called the new mineral silico-boro-calcite; it was given the name howlite by James Dwight Dana shortly thereafter.
Howlite is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewelry components. Because of its porous texture, howlite can be easily dyed to imitate other minerals, especially turquoise because of the superficial similarity of the veining patterns. Howlite is also sold in its natural state, sometimes under the trade names of “white turquoise” or “white buffalo turquoise,” or the derived name “white buffalo stone” and is used to produce jewelry similar to how turquoise is used. Varieties of the unrelated gemstone turquoise which are white instead of the typical blue or green color have been mined in the US States of Arizona and Nevada, and are also marketed as “white buffalo turquoise”. Most of the white varieties of turquoise are chalk-like with a Mohs hardness of 1 and are not as hard or durable as howlite, and subsequently require stabilization in order to be used in jewelry, which has resulted in howlite being more popular for use in jewelry than the artificially stabilized white forms of the mineral turquoise.