Chinese Numbers. The first column is the Arabic/Indian numerals, the second column is the standard Chinese character, and the third column is the “capital” Chinese character. The "capital" forms are known as banker's anti-fraud numerals, necessary because Chinese standard characters are so simple, a forger could easily change 三十 to 五千 with just three strokes. Some have other uses as well (for example, 贰 èr can also mean "to betray").
#RepostSave @bonhamsjewels with @repostsaveapp · · · Exceptional #8.88carat D/IF #diamond ring, by #Cartier Eight is an auspicious number in the colloquial Chinese language, with syllables sounding like ‘acquiring wealth’. The numerals 8.88 connotes a continuous notion in the ability of acquiring wealth, a ‘fortunate’ symbol for the bearer and wearer of a stone of this exact carat weight #hammertime #comingsoon at #bonhams #hongkong #bonhamshk #WhenOnlyTheBestWillDo @Cartier #LuckyLot650