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Chuncky Chinese Jade Ring
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Code: jade127
Price: $18.99

Shipping Weight: 40.00 grammes
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For 5,000 years jade has been treasured in China as the royal gemstone ‘yu’. The word is used in Chinese for something precious, as in English we use ‘gold’.

Jade became in China a sign of imperial power with occult properties. Believing it preserves the body after death - and forms a link between this world and the spiritual realms beyond. Chinese jade first arrived in the West during the sixteenth century, brought from Canton by the Portuguese.

Today jade continues to be a symbol of love, virtue, and status. With Chinese carvings reaching the highest value. The best jade has a waxy, pearly appearance. Feeling cool and so smooth, it seems soft to the touch. Yet hard enough that pressure from a sharp knife will not leave a mark.

Top quality jade with very-detailed intricate carving. Brought wholesale from the Canton Jade Market, China.

Large size: Z or 13 (hole size 7/8 inch diameter). I have a few of these, although all are the same design and size, each has slightly different colourings – so many be a little different to the photo.

Usually much more expensive!

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