Caring For Your Jade For Dummies

Caring For Your Jade For Dummies

Due to different jade polishing techniques, the luster of jade art craft will last differently.  Poorly made ones will lose their luster after 1-2 years or sooner. In terms of maintenance, you should dust your jade art craft with a duster often. Then wipe the jade with sheepskin. If the ambient humidity is quite low, then wipe the jade with a soft wet cloth to increase the surface moisture. Don’t put the jade craft under the direct sunlight or spotlight too long. The heat will dry out the moisture of the jade and cause fine cracks. To take good care of your jade jewelry or artcraft collection, there are following principle to follow: Avoid hitting with other hard substance. Even if the hardness of jade is higher than normal stone, while sudden hit...

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How to care for Jade Artcraft

Due to different polishing techniques, the luster of jade art craft will last differently. The poorly made ones will lose the luster after 1-2 years or sooner. A good Care and Maintenance is very important for jade. You shall dust the jade art craft with swifter often. Then wipe the craft with sheepskin. If the ambient humidity is quit low, then better wipe the craft with soft wet cloth to increase the surface moisture. Don’t put the jade craft under the direct sunlight or spotlight too long. The heat will dry the moisture of the jade and cause fine cracks. Tweet

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A myth of jade— Nurturing Jade

Ancient Chinese always admire jade more than just gemstone. Jade are believed to have special spiritual bond with the human master. Jade loses its luster when time passes by. While ancient Chinese believed the human care and nurture can restore the shine or even improve the eminence if the care comes from the meant-to-be human master. Due to this “Jade Spiritual Philosophy”, Jade Nurturing plays a pivotal role in the Jade Culture. Especially, if it’s an antique jade buried underground then it was usually covered by some water or soil rust. Ancient Chinese believed the “Human Touch” could restore the lost luster. The Jade Nurturing is the interaction between the human master and the jade piece. As I mentioned before, ancient Chinese believed everybody had...

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How to Care for your Jade Collection

As we mentioned in other articles, the degree of internal moisture is a key factor to decide the luster and quality of jadeite.  High-end jadeite contains rich moisture naturally and they can be dehydrated in dry weather. Losing moisture will not only demolish the luster of Jade but cause fine cracks. In this regard, how can we “nurture” jadeite? If you have jadeite jewelry, the best way to preserve it is to wear it. The human body can provide an amiable environment: warm and humid. This environment will compensate any moisture loss and improve the luster.  Sometime even small impurities on the surface can disappear after a period of constant wearing. This is also why the Chinese believe jade is so special and more like a soul mate, because people and jade...

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