The crysall itself has strong meaning in Asian folklore. Both Taoism and Buddhism use pearls as symbols of wisdom or enlightenment. Buddhism particularly depicts the crystal in the centre of a lotus blossom as the ultimate wisdom in life. Since dragons were believed to be supernaturally wise, perhaps it is only natural that they should seek or hold such a treasure.
In addition, crystal resemble the round, white form of the full moon. Many legends state that dragons and other spirits of the sea preferred crytals over all other treasures. Dragons, being associated with rain and the seas, easily fell into this category.
Size: 12cm x 15cm