Blissful Pewter Plaque 銘悅錫牌
The Blissful Pewter Plaque
A unique plaque inscribed with your Name, Chinese Zodiac & 5 Elements that is made only for you
The exquisitely crafted Blissful Pewter Plaque inscribes itself deep into your heart.Important personal information such as your Chinese name, Chinese zodiac and the element of your year of birth are incorporated into the design to create a special bonding between you and your pendant.
The front face of each pendant depicts one of the 12 Chinese zodiacs (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) which in turn represent their respective Earthly Branches (地支) (zi, chou, yin, mao, chen, si, wu, wei, shen, you, xu, hai). Everyone is born with a zodiac animal that corresponds to his or her year of birth, and the zodiac animal holds special influence on a person's life. This important information is inscribed on the front face of the Blissful Pendant to create a personalised plaque just for you.
The Earth completes a full orbit around the sun every 12 months, which is 12 times longer than the time the moon takes to orbit the Earth. There are 12 months in a year and 12 double-hour* in a day. People of ancient China assign an Earthly Branch to each month as well as each double-hour. In order to aid memory, the ancient Chinese came up with a unique system to keep time by pairing an Earthly Branch with a zodiac animal. The circular shape of the Blissful Pendant is not only a sign of perfection, but represents the endless orbit of the Earth around the Sun as well as the everlasting cycle of life.
The reverse side of each pendant features your new name (as advised by our Name Change Service) inscribed in exquisite seal characters.
The reverse side is further embellished with the shapes of the element that corresponds to the annual element of your year of birth. Since these shapes represent the annual element of your year of birth, it further enhances the bonding between you, the wearer, and the Blissful Plaque.
The Chinese character for pewter (錫) is made up of two radicals: 'metal' (金) and 'change' (易). Metal (金) is self-explanatory while 'change' (易) can be further broken down into the 'sun' (日) and the 'moon' (月), which represents 'Yang' and 'Yin' respectively. When taken collectively, the word pewter represents the meeting point of Yin and Yang as well as the accumulation of energy of both the sun and the moon. The precious energy collected over time imbues the metal with the ability to purify magnetic fields.
The Blissful Pewter Plaque is a unique piece of jewellery tailor made for you. It has your name, Chinese zodiac and element of your year of birth inscribed on it. Wear the Blissful Pendant close to your heart as a constant reminder for you to face the world with both joy and positivity.
*Double-hour (时辰): In ancient China, a day was divided into 12 two-hour periods. Each two-hour period was given the name of one of the 12 Earthly Branches.