Since the hippie era, all sorts of people have been running around wearing Asian pendants made from disk-shaped stones. This ever-present and admittedly rather dull design has never interested me much.
Last year, on a visit to a stone engraver in Hong Kong, I came across several beautiful Burmese jade specimens that had unfortunately already been carved into a heap of those boring disks. I had no other option but to buy them safe in the knowledge that they still could be cut into something more passable.
Meanwhile they have turned into Gothic quatrefoils and are on their way of being incorporated into a pair of earrings.