Featuring eight beads, our Ba Fa Hoops are our small tokens wishing for good fortune.
In Chinese numerology, specific numbers are regarded as lucky because of their similar pronunciation to other words. The number eight (八, bā in Mandarin, baat in Cantonese) is considered an auspicious number for its homophonous qualities to 发 / 發 (fā in Mandarin; baat in Cantonese) which means to obtain wealth.
Size – 1" diameter
Materials – 14k gold-filled hoops, 14k gold-filled beads
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Christine Trac is a San Francisco based artist, making refined and understated jewelry shaped by her multicultural upbringing and interdisciplinary background in ethnography, and environmental conservation. In her words in an interview with Little Farm Media abacus row was born out of “love and unemployment after studying forestry and energy use in china and moved to San Francisco with no luck and no chance in it turning in the traditional sense for over a year. She dedicates parts of her artform to elements of Chinese and vietnamese culture with the colors and techniques.