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Your Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Search for "Gem"...

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  1. Gem
  2. Treasure
  3. Ruby
  4. Gemma
  5. Erin
  6. Sapphire
  7. Treasure


Gem

China zhū yù
Japan shugyoku
Gem Wall Scroll

珠玉 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja word meaning gem. Beyond just the word gem, this can refer to pearls and jades, jewels, a clever remark, beautiful writing, gems of wisdom, genius, or an outstanding person.

If your name is Gem, this is a nice way to represent your name in 3 Asian languages. Though the pronunciation will be far from Gem, the meaning of gem is really nice.

Note: In Japanese, this is sometimes used as the female given name, "Tama."

Gem

Japan jimu
Gem Wall Scroll

ジム is the name Gem written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Gem

China bǎo shí
Gem Wall Scroll

寶石 is the Chinese word for gem.

This literally means "precious stone."

Treasure

China bǎo
Japan takara
Treasure Wall Scroll

This character means precious thing or treasure. This can also mean precious, a gem, a pearl, or anything valuable.


宝The version of this character shown to the left is the traditional Chinese and ancient/traditional Japanese version. In modern Japan and China, this character has been simplified. This simplified version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese/simplified version, just click the Kanji on the right, instead of the button above. If your audience is Chinese or Korean, I recommend the ancient/traditional form. Only consider the simplified form if your audience is younger Japanese people.

Ruby

China hóng bǎo shí
Ruby Wall Scroll

紅寶石 is the Chinese word for Ruby (as in the bright red gem).

Gemma

(Name - Version 2)
China jiā mǎ
Gemma Wall Scroll

嘉瑪 is another transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Gemma.

This version is more accurate if you pronounce Gemma with a sound in the first syllable like the words "gym" or "gem."

Erin

China ài lín
Erin Wall Scroll

愛琳 is an alternate transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Erin.

This version uses "love" as the first character. 愛琳 is not really the standard but popular, as the resulting meaning is "Love Gem"

Sapphire

China lán bǎo shí
Sapphire Wall Scroll

藍寶石 means sapphire in Chinese.

Literally, 藍寶石 means blue gem stone.

Treasure

China zhēn bǎo
Japan chin hou
Treasure Wall Scroll

In Chinese this word meaning treasure, something you value highly, or something very precious to you.

In Japanese, this has a meaning like "rare treasure."

The first character can mean precious thing or treasure. The second character can mean a jewel or gem, a treasure or simply precious. Together these two characters reinforce each other into a word that clearly means treasure.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Gem 珠玉shugyokuzhū yù / zhu1 yu4 / zhu yu / zhuyu chu yü / chuyü
Gem ジムjimu
Gem 寶石
宝石
bǎo shí / bao3 shi2 / bao shi / baoshi pao shih / paoshih
Treasure
takarabǎo / bao3 / bao pao
Ruby 紅寶石
红宝石
hóng bǎo shí
hong2 bao3 shi2
hong bao shi
hongbaoshi
hung pao shih
hungpaoshih
Gemma 嘉瑪
嘉玛
jiā mǎ / jia1 ma3 / jia ma / jiama chia ma / chiama
Erin 愛琳
爱琳
ài lín / ai4 lin2 / ai lin / ailin
Sapphire 藍寶石
蓝宝石
lán bǎo shí
lan2 bao3 shi2
lan bao shi
lanbaoshi
lan pao shih
lanpaoshih
Treasure 珍寶
珍宝
chin hou / chinhou / chin ho / chinhozhēn bǎo / zhen1 bao3 / zhen bao / zhenbao chen pao / chenpao
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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