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...

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Jade Ox Collectables

Jade Ox Collectables

Ox is a traditional pattern for jade in China. People love ox because of its personality. Ox symbolizes prosperity through steady, fortitude and hard work. Since its Ox year in China, lets look at some Jade Ox Collectables: • Antique Lying Jade Ox from Qing Dynasty. Height: 6.6cm, Length: 15.1cm, Width: 7.7cm                   This lying jade ox was made in 1818 a master piece from Qing Dynasty. This piece was made for the enjoyment of play in hand for the noble class. Hand-playing Jade was a major category in antique jade collectables. This lying jade ox is very nicely shaped and fits hand perfectly. The creator embraced the natural color and spots of the jade piece. The colors of the horns and nose are outstanding highlights. • OxCouple...

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How to select and evaluate jadeite – Part 2

How to select and evaluate jadeite – Part 2

Enhancement is an artificial way to improve the appearance of jadeite. Enhancement is able to advance the selling price of jadeite but not the real value. To unveil the secretes of enhancement can lock you on the real value of the jadeite. Due to the degree of treatment jadeite can be classified as following types: Type A (Allowing): No treatment is allowed except for surface waxing. The surface waxing is serving for the purpose to make the appearance more smooth and improve its higher reflecting capability. Allowing jadeite preserves the authentic quality to the most. Therefore you shall experience all the virtues of the nature of jadeite. Even under the daylight with your unaided eyes, you shall feel its fine texture, pure and soft color, and clear and distinct...

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