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Nephrite Jade jewelry produced during Han Dynasty Jadeite Jade jewelry produced during Ming Dynasty
Jade Culture

Jade refers to a fine beautiful stone with a warm color and rich luster, which has been symbolized as an image of peace, kindness, elegance and eternity for thousands of years. The word nephrite comes from the Greek word for kidney, nephros. In China, people believe that Jade can bring safety, wealth, health, longevity and peace of mind. It is not just a jewelry.

There are many references to jade in literature and legends, and jade gems are often seen in famous paintings as jewelry, hair decorations and clothing adornments. Because of its smooth even texture, jade has long been a preferred material for carving. When polished and carved, it is attributed with certain cultural characteristics.

Jade Culture

Jade is most often sold by the piece rather than per carat. Although the overall color is the most important value factor, attention is also paid to translucency, texture, and also to pattern.

Jadeite jade is most treasured for its vivid greens, but it also comes in lavender, pink, yellow, and white. Nephrite is found in less intense dark spinach greens, white, browns, and black. Jadeite gems reach sufficiently high levels of color, clarity and translucence are often sold at prices that exceed diamonds.


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