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Jadiete ring - £7.99 (please ask for sizes)

 

 

Pastel Green Jade and Jadiete  Jewellery

 

 

Large 1" tumbled Jadiete stone on chain   - £7.99 (1 in stock)

 

 

Jadiete Tibetan knot on neck cord with extender chain - £14.99

 

 

  

Jadiete Cross on long beaded adjustable  cord - was £24.99 - now £7.99  (1 in stock)

Reduced in sale - click here to purchase

 

 

 

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Jade has been a royal gemstone in China for 5.000 years. The Chinese character for Jade is like a capital I with a line across the middle, the top representing the heavens, the bottom, earth and the centre, mankind.

This stone was found in emperor's tombs and was believed to preserve the body after death. One famous emperor's tomb contained an entire suit made up of small pieces of Jade, and created to assure the owner's immortality. 

For thousands of years Jade was a symbol or virtue, love and status. The Mayans, Olmecs and Toltecs treasured Jade and used it to make masks and carvings. The Aztecs ran a tax with the stone, which, sadly meant the recycling of many artefacts.

The material called Jadeite is different from Chinese Jade. Jadeite came from Central America. The Chinese knew about it but called it 'the kingfisher stone' and did not consider it to be real Jade.  It became popular in the 18th and 19th century when Burma opened up trade again.

Today many people consider Jadeite to be the real Jade rather than nephrite and it can command high prices due to its more vivid colours and finer translucency. Jadeite comes from Myanmar (formerly Burma) and every year they hold a gem, pearl and Jade emporium to sell to Jade dealers from all over the world.  Jadeite dealers take the risk of buying boulders intact, with only a tiny window revealing the interior and not knowing what exactly is inside. It may be green Jadeite or mixtures of other materials and they can only go by instinct as they pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Fine quality Jadeite is cut into semi-circular dome shapes called cabochons. Jadeite bangles are popular in Asia and the beads make beautiful necklaces and bracelets. This is also an excellent material for carvings and a popular shape is the donut, which is worn on a necklace, (and is called a pi). The sacred image of the buddha is another popular form and is often carved out of green Jadeite.