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Jade is Important Gemstone

 

Jade has been an important gemstone throughout history, especially among the Chinese and Latin American cultures. Ancient carved figures have been found from these societies, where the value of Jade was sometimes worth even more than of Gold.

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Chinese Jade

 

Jade has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Unknown to some, it is found contained within the development of religion and civilization, having moved from the use of decoration on to the others such as the rites of worship and burial. Although other materials like gold, silver and bronze were also used, none of these have ever exceeded the spiritual position that jade has acquired in peoples' minds - it is associated with merit, morality, grace and dignity. In the funeral objects of the people of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD), for example, we can see only high officials were buried with jade articles.

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Information about Jade

 

There are two minerals legitimately called Jade:  Nephrite and Jadeite. Nephrite was used in Ancient Chinese carvings through the 1780s. In the 1780s a "new jade" was introduced into China from Burma. This new jade was jadeite.  Brilliant green jadeite is called Imperial Jade.

Nephrite Jade

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Benefits of Jade

 

Modern research has shown us that jade is renowned for its benefits to health as it has different mineral elements, including zinc, magnesium, iron and copper. Wearing and using jewelry (such as jade bracelets, necklaces, finger rings, jade pillow seats and other jade products) is not only beautiful and practical, but when it's constantly moving against your skin and acupuncture points, it can clear the meridians and help to enhance blood circulation so as to prevent and treat diseases and conserve health. It is believed that it is very useful as an amulet.

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Value factor: Texture in Jadeite-Jade

Texture (种,zhong)

 

In jadeite, texture is intimately related to transparency. Typically the finer the texture is, the higher the transparency will be. Further, the evenness of the transparency depends on the consistency of the grain size. Closer observations also suggest that coarse-grained jadeite tends to have more irregularities, blotches, or discolorations.

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