Jade Annulus (玉璧 YuBi） is a flat round jade with a circular hole in the centre. It is one of the traditional jade rituals in China, and it is also one of the Six Vessels.
The six vessels are jade Bi, jade Cong, jade Gui, jade Hu, jade Zhang, and jade Huang. The ancient ritual instruments used to worship the heavens and the earth, i.e., use Bi to ritual to the heaven, Cong to the ground, Gui to the east, and amber to the west. Give tribute to the south with Zhang, and greet the north with Huang.
Ritual jade is a Three Dynasties (Xia, Shang, Zhou from 2100BC to 221 BC) jade variety, which is a variation of the original ancient jade. Refers to the jade articles used by ancients in ceremonial occasions such as for sacrificial ceremonies, court meetings, and handovers. It is often abbreviated as “ritual device” or “li jade”(gift jade). According to “Zhou Li”, it mainly refers to Bi, Zong, Gui, Zhang, Hu, Huang Six kinds of jade, with different shapes.
This shape of discs represents Love, eternity and peace.
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