Classic Jade Themes

Classic Jade Themes

The culture of jade is a very significant and indispensable component of Chinese culture. The early records of jade in China can be dated back to the Stone Age.  Therefore the Theme system of jade is incredibly rich in China. Below is a brief view of some typical Theme genres in jade jewelries and carvings.   1. Auspicious Jade Themes: Chinese Dragon, phoenix, auspicious cloud, LingZhi, and RuYi are the most often used ones. For example: Theme: Chinese dragon and phoenix: Chinese believe the Dragon is the king of animals and the phoenix the queen of birds. They used to fight each other, but since the dragon won and married phoenix then the whole world started to enjoy the peace and prosperity for generations. Dragon and phoenix also represents...

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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 might cause...

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Identifying Fake Jade A B C

Identifying Fake Jade A B C

Due to the cherished value of jade and advanced modern technology, the techniques of faux or fake jade are becoming more and more mature. This article will give you a brief picture of the faux jade family and some practical methods to identify them and thus give you a method of  tell the real jade from the fake ones. Faux jade is often made by plastic, colored glass, marble, plating stone, jade powder, and crystal plus brine etc. Due to different content, the identification methods are also different. Plastic:lighter than jade, worse in hardness and transparency, duller color tone. Colored glass: usually you can find some babbles inside, bright color and shiny. Plating stone: a bad quality jade stone is plated with a layer of nice green cover to mislead the...

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What is Jade?

What is Jade?

According to modern mineralogy, the term jade applies to two different rocks, Nephrite and Jadeite. However, jade stone definitely has broader meaning. Jade has many different interpretations due to different eras and different disciplines. The ancient definition of jade is very vague and broad. In China, jade in ancient literature was defined as “the elites in all the stones can be called as Jade” (“Shuo Wen”-Xu Shen Donghan Dynasty).  A great numbers of jade art crafts in ancient literature are actually not real jade according to the strict definition of jade in the scope of modern mineralogy. Especially, modern archaeologists are still applying the ancient definition to the excavation findings. So don’t be surprised when you see some stone-like jade...

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Capitalize the Economic Downtime– Finding That Perfect Piece of Jade

In such a economic downtime, we probably worry about the next month paycheck rather than a piece of jewelry. However, if you have extra disposable cash, to invest in valuable jade is probably a good investment. It’s a great time to bargain with the jeweler if you can let him/her smell the money. Recently, I heard a quite well-known jeweler has to close all the stores due to the sudden broken cash chain even though he still had hundred thousand dollar worth jewelry in stock. The “Cash King Theory” has never been truer now days. With the economic problems these days, it is important to maximize every dollar possible. Here you will learn where to get your best deals on jade and discover how to save time doing it. The mall probably should not be your first...

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Unlock the Secrete Meanings of Gemstones

Though they are sparkly, pretty and intriguing, gemstones from the dawn of time have served as talismans of good health fortune and prosperity. Used to ward off negativity in some form, each has their own properties and meanings. Below is a list of some of the most popular gemstones and there meanings: Diamonds The most sought-after gemstones, i.e., diamonds with the highest level of hardness property—10. Diamonds are also considered to be a symbol of infinity. They have been used as talismans to draw away physical ailments. Pearls Pearls have less hardness properties than diamonds and are created within the interior of certain mollusks. Pearls, in certain societies, are the symbol for purity. They have been considered to emit certain properties that create...

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