The medals that athletes will receive at the 2022 Winter Olympics were designed with several factors in mind: Honoring ancient Chinese culture, showcasing Beijing as the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics, and revealing the theme of unity.

“Tong Xin,” the name for the medals, translates to “together as one.” The design — five rings and a center with the Olympic logo — was inspired by Chinese jade concentric circle pendants. Jade is considered one of the most precious stones in China, dating back to ancient civilization when it was used to make tools, ornaments, utensils and even instruments.

The design honors the jade-inlaid medals that were awarded in 2008.