A charming Laughing Buddha statue carved from a piece of Rose Quartz.
The Laughing Buddha is known by many names; Budai, Pu-Tai, Pinyin or Cloth Sack Buddha due to his common depiction carrying a sack containing few possessions. Budai in folklore is admired for his happiness and wisdom of contentment. One belief popular in folklore maintains that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue and is widely popular in hard-stone carving due to its aesthetically pleasing color. The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese.