"Harmonious Union" Coin Pendant

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November 2010
Sterling silver

The four characters on this pendant, 百年好合 (bǎinián​ hǎohé, read top-bottom-right-left), literally translate to "one hundred years of good cooperation," but the meaning goes deeper than that. In Chinese, "one hundred years" is used euphamistically to mean "a very long time." The whole phrase, poetically translated, means "enduring and harmonious union," frequently referring to married felicity.

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