Jewelry for Qingming Festival


The Qingming or Ching Ming festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival observed by the Han Chinese of Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and by the Chitty of Malaysia and Singapore. It's an important day to show respect to a person's ancestors, and usually falls on the fourth or fifth of April. With this event right around the corner, here are some tips for what kind of jewelry is often worn, and importantly, what to avoid. 

Red and purple jewelry isn't appropriate during Qingming Festival 
Red gemstones are seen as festive, however they're not appropriate to wear to commemorate ancestors. Stones such as red jade, red tourmaline, ruby, garnet, rhodochrosite, and southern red agate name bracelet might be beautiful for the rest of the year, but shouldn't be worn for this occasion. In Chinese tradition, purple is a very noble color, and it is always regarded as the emperor's spirit. This is thought to deter the quartet, which is the reason you shouldn't wear purple jewelry to the Qingming Festival either.

Bracelets are best worn on the right hand 
Ancient China has always valued the left. In Buddhism, the left hand was called 'clean hand' and 'good hand', which is why things like custom birthstone rings would be worn on the left. Any kind of wrist ornament would also be worn on the left hand as it's thought to absorb blessings and luck, whereas the right hand was used to ward off and eliminate evil. However, with occasions such as Qingming tomb sweeping, it is recommended to change the left hand bracelets to the right hand as it's thought to dispel negative energy, prevent absorption of evil spirit, and play the role of amulet. 

Pi Xiu 
In ancient times, because of the predatory diet of fierce beasts, ancient Chinese feng shui scholars believed in 'the beast of auspicious' which is a Chinese mythical hybrid creature which turned evil into prosperity. In addition to bringing wealth, this creature also has the functions of praying for disasters, driving away evil spirits and bad luck. Therefore, wearing a Pi Xiu jewelry when grave sweeping during the Qingming Festival can keep the family safe. 

Silver jewelry 
In addition to the detoxifying and sterilizing effects of silver, according to the Compendium of Materia Medica, silver engraved necklaces can also stop panic and remove perverse trends. So wearing silver jewelry is thought to help in eliminate evil which can be useful at Qingming. 

Tourmaline 
The tourmaline's homonym is "exorcising evil spirits". It is regarded as an important gem to ward off evil spirits and enhance good fortune. In addition, it has its own health-care function, which is very helpful for improving the magnetic field and sleeping. You can find tournamine jewlry at get name necklace online.

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