Pic-spam today! So much pretty jewelry.
凤钗: phoenix hairpins, 钗 (chai) is a specific type of hairpin in which it is always in a pair. In some dynasties, the phoenix (and the dragon- more specifically the five-footed dragon) could only be used by members of the Imperial family, nobility, and officials. There were strict rules on the number of tails/feet that were allowed for each rank for phoenix/dragon. The nine-tailed phoenix and the five-footed dragon represented the Empress and Emperor, respectively. Imperial concubines and other noblewomen would have a less number of tails.
Three tailed phoenix
This is a photo of a guifei from one of the historical drama in the Tang Dynasty. Five-tailed.
Nine tailed phoenix hairpin
红宝石桃花钗: ruby peach blossom hairpin
千层糕: Thousand layer cake
糟鸭舌: pickled duck tongue
签: divination sticks are usually made from bamboo. They have numbers or writings on the sticks. People then shake the jars for a stick to fall out.