Chinese Jade

Jade is one of the famous stones that does only depict beauty but also history. It is one of the precious gems that originated in China and has been associated with many stories. In Chinese culture, jade is considered to be more important than gold because it symbolizes strength and beauty.

Archaeologists found several items in old royal tombs made of jade. Items are but not limited to earrings, bracelets, figurines and other artifacts made of jade. This proves that jade has been associated with royal figures so relatives of the royal family bury it with their loved ones who passed away. Some even have figurines of cicadas made out of jade to symbolize rebirth.

A Chinese Jade Jadeite Pendant or Button14k Gold Marked
A Chinese Jade Jadeite Pendant or Button14k Gold Marked $107.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Bid now
Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Openwork Pendant
Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Openwork Pendant $5,500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 11h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
Buy It Now
14K White Gold Carved Chinese Jadeite Jade and Diamond Pendant
14K White Gold Carved Chinese Jadeite Jade and Diamond Pendant $108.39 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Bid now
VINTAGE CHINESE 14K GOLD CARVED JADE BEAD NECKLACE PENDANT 24 LONG
VINTAGE CHINESE 14K GOLD CARVED JADE BEAD NECKLACE PENDANT 24 LONG $589.99
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $589.99
Buy It Now
Antique Chinese Jade Disk
Antique Chinese Jade Disk $99.99
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
Buy It Now | Bid now
VTG CHINESE EXPORT CARVED GREEN BROWN JADE NECKLACE PENDANTS BEADS LG RINGS
VTG CHINESE EXPORT CARVED GREEN BROWN JADE NECKLACE PENDANTS BEADS LG RINGS $59.99
Time Remaining: 29d 16h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
Buy It Now
Chinese Nephrite Yellow Jade Plaque Pendant Archaic Design Song Ming Dynasty
Chinese Nephrite Yellow Jade Plaque Pendant Archaic Design Song Ming Dynasty $4,950.00
Time Remaining: 9d 13h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $4,950.00
Buy It Now
JADE Good LUCK Pendant BAT Antique CHINESE
JADE Good LUCK Pendant BAT Antique CHINESE $1,450.00
Time Remaining: 29d 13h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $1,450.00
Buy It Now
Vintage Chinese Carved Jade Pendant in Gold Vermeil Hallmarked Frame NOS
Vintage Chinese Carved Jade Pendant in Gold Vermeil Hallmarked Frame NOS $169.00
Time Remaining: 29d 9h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
Buy It Now
Antique Chinese Majestic Emperors Court Necklace Silver Jade Coral Turquoise
Antique Chinese Majestic Emperors Court Necklace Silver Jade Coral Turquoise $1,295.00
Time Remaining: 2d 50m
Bid now
Assorted Colors Estate Lot of Chinese Genuine Jade Beads Medallions Pendants
Assorted Colors Estate Lot of Chinese Genuine Jade Beads Medallions Pendants $50.00
Time Remaining: 22h 6m
Bid now
CHINESE VINTAGE LAVENDER APPLE JADE PIERCED PENDANT LARGE
CHINESE VINTAGE LAVENDER APPLE JADE PIERCED PENDANT LARGE $480.00
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $480.00
Buy It Now
ANTIQUE CHINESE WHITE ORANGE CORAL JADE NECKLACE
ANTIQUE CHINESE WHITE ORANGE CORAL  JADE NECKLACE $99.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 27m
Bid now
Chinese Silver Necklace Earring Set w Carnelian Jade Agate Enamel
Chinese Silver Necklace  Earring Set w Carnelian Jade Agate  Enamel $796.00
Time Remaining: 26d 16h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $796.00
Buy It Now
Chinese Jade Carving White
Chinese Jade Carving White $75.00
Time Remaining: 19h 39m
Bid now
Antique Chinese Carved Jadeite Jade Pendant Plaque Finial Green White
Antique Chinese Carved Jadeite Jade Pendant Plaque Finial Green White $275.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Buy It Now
Antique 19th Century Chinese Carved Jade Prayer Wheel On Wooden Stand
Antique 19th Century Chinese Carved Jade Prayer Wheel On Wooden Stand $796.00
Time Remaining: 26d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $796.00
Buy It Now
BI BAT JADE Antique PENDANT Chinese 18th 19th CENTURY
BI  BAT JADE Antique PENDANT Chinese 18th 19th CENTURY $1,500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
Buy It Now
Chinese Well Carved Green Lavender Jadeite Pendant Fish
Chinese Well Carved Green  Lavender Jadeite Pendant  Fish $70.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 2m
Bid now
Beautiful finely carve Chinese white jade pendant dragon serpent ex museum 18thC
Beautiful finely carve Chinese white jade pendant dragon serpent ex museum 18thC $3,950.00
Time Remaining: 27d 20h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $3,950.00
Buy It Now
9 Chinese Jade statue with Stork and Lotus Flowers
9 Chinese Jade statue with Stork and Lotus Flowers $99.00
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Buy It Now | Bid now
Chinese Apple Jade 22 Karat Gold Bracelet 192 Penny Weight
Chinese Apple Jade  22 Karat Gold Bracelet 192 Penny Weight $3,495.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 33m
Bid now

Most people think that the Chinese jade is only green yet there are actually other colors. There is actually a more expensive type of Chinese jade that comes in color red, which is very rare. Nephrite jade comes in other shades too such as black, white, gray, green and topaz.

Unlike other stones, jade is very hard to customize. Carving jade requires abrasion tools which is another reason why big statues made of jade are sold at very high costs especially during auctions. To make the process easy, some companies use modern machinery with diamond tips in order to finish more carvings with less time.

Jade represents strength, cleanliness and beauty that is why many Chinese businessmen wear jade jewelry as a reminder of these qualities. It also comes with many health benefits that is why many Chinese health stores sell accessories made of jade to promote healing and maintain the balance of Chi in the body. Bracelets, rings, brooches, necklaces and pendants are some of the common accessories sold in Chinese health stores.

In Feng Shui, jade is also used to attract good vibes that is why many lucky charms are made of jade. Elephants, frogs and Buddha are some of the figurines that are usually found in Feng Shui centers as it brings positive energy thus inviting good luck.

There are many things that are associated with jade especially in Chinese history. The balance of Yin and Yang also called as the good and the evil, bravery, spirituality and other things are all part of jade's colorful past. To know more about facts and stories related to jade, you can read topics about the Neolithic period around 10,000 B.C which is when the earliest jade artifacts were discovered.