My dad gave me this after he returned from a trip to China. Clearly, I’ve never used it.
It always seemed too precious to use. The packaging is so exquisite, the red velvet, the place for each object. The objects themselves – the stone is delicious. Even the clasp to close the box is sweet.
Keep. But must use. It reminds me of being in art school, when the instructor would say to make your paper (or canvas) dirty right away. Paint it all brown. And then you can begin to really paint.
On a side note, I’m part Chinese (~great-grandfather) and so perhaps I’m imbuing this object with too much nostalgia. Definitely must use.