This seal is made of the very precious stone from Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province of China and was the very fisrt stone used for seal carving. Qingtian stone has peculiar and colorful veins of waxy and lipid feel, with glassy luster, varying from translucent to opaque, and of solidly dense texture.Qingtian stone, Tianhuang stone, Balin stone and 'Chicken Blood stone' (Jixue shi) are all first-class materials among stones used for seal carving.The seal is carved with a Qilin, also spelled as Kylin or Kirin (in Korean and Japanese), and is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature that is said to appear in conjunction with the arrival of a sage. It is a good omen that brings rui (roughly translated as "serenity" or "prosperity"). It is often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body.Note: Due to stone nature, the actual product may differ from picture shown.Instruction: Please specify your name to be carved at "Add Comments About Your Order" box during checkout. We will translate it into Chinese and carve the corresponding characters.