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The Myth Of Jade Jewelry

by GongLiang

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Jade’s value is more that gold and diamond these jewelry in Chinese people’s eye,that’s why the word “ gold is value,but jade is invaluable” is handed down from generation to generation.

Jade jewelry is a gemstone of unique symbolic energy, and unique in the myths that surround it. With its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for mankind for thousands of years.

This gem, with its discreet yet rather greasy lustre, which comes in many fine nuances of green, but also in shades of white, grey, black, yellow, and orange and in delicate violet tones, has been known to Man for some 8000 years. In prehistoric times, however, it was esteemed for its toughness, which made it an ideal material for weapons and tools and are also cherished for its beautiful color.Chinese people love jade jewelry from that time which lost for more than 8000 years.The jade jewelry is called “yu” in China which mean the 'royal gem'. In the long history of the art and culture of the enormous Chinese empire, jade has always had a very special significance, roughly comparable with that of gold and diamonds in the West. Jade was used not only for the finest objects and cult figures, but also in grave furnishings for high-ranking members of the imperial family. Today, too, this gem is regarded as a symbol of the good, the beautiful and the precious. It embodies the Confucian virtues of wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage. A visit to the jade market, be it in Hong Kong or Shanghai, or at one of the Hong Kong jade auctions organised by Christie's, can give some idea of the significance this gem has for the people of Asia.

Now just Chinese people love jade jewelry. As long ago as the pre-Columbian period, the Mayas, Aztecs and Olmecs of Central America also honoured and esteemed jade more highly than gold. New Zealand's Maoris began carving weapons and cult instruments from native jade in early times, a tradition which has continued to the present day. In ancient Egypt, jade jewelry was admired as the stone of love, inner peace, harmony and balance. In other regions and cultures too, jade jewelry was regarded as a lucky or protective stone; yet it had nowhere near the significance that it had in Asia, which was presumably due to the fact that people knew relatively little about this fascinating gem. Fortunately however, in recent times, people's understanding of this gem, which fascinates not only the connoisseurs by its perfect interplay of hardness and toughness with an enchanting range of colours and fine lustre, has improved; and their esteem for it has been on the increase all over the world.

I’m sure you will be attracted by this natural precious gem,not only attracted by its precious beauty but by its inner charactere which can cultivate your taste to let your find more beauty around you.

 

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  • Jade Jewelry
    Hello,
    
    Jade jewelry is a gemstone of unique symbolic energy, and unique in the myths that surround it, with its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for mankind for thousands of years. Thanks.

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