A jade pendant is one of the most attractive jewelry itemsJade pendants should bring good luck, protection from evil spirits and danger, which is a myth and only based on superstition. Since a variety of colors is available, it is matching various clothing styles. They are also regarded as a talisman especially when it has a religious (usually Buddhist) theme. If the material is of the very fine one such as imperial or emerald green the price easily moves into a 5 digit $ sum.
They often come with a carved Buddha image
|Black Jade Pendant|
There are two materials they are made from, one is Jadeite, that's the better stuff and can get very expensive, it is mainly mined in Myanmar’s Kachin State.
The other is nephrite with deposits are all over the world but can’t match jadeite, it simply has better colors, texture and translucency than nephrite.
The most valuable is "Imperial Jade" with a great green color just like an emerald. Basically almost all colors are available including black and white.
They suit all age groups however more women than men use them and among them Chinese are by far the most user. To fit a pendant to your body check what color you like since it should somehow to color of your clothing, also styling is important.
As an example, at slim women a bigger jade pendant looks good, for a shorter women a long pendant will give a better overall pictures and a rather thin neck could look better with a smaller one.
Here are white pendants with a high level of translucency which look exceptional.
Real good pieces of jadeite
can get expensive very quick. especially when they have the right translucency and imperial jade color.
I discovered one beautiful item the other day in the Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon, the premier jade bazaar worldwide for around $ 17.000,-, no yoke, its amazing how they pop up prices since they are on the road to democracy, for them this means raise the prices.
Actually the price hike is fueled by Chinese who are on a buying frenzy since all jewelry shops in China and elsewhere are telling everyone should buy now because supply is dwindling, which is nonsense there is enough supply in Myanmar's Kachin State for the next two hundred years and elsewhere they find continuously more sites, nephrite is the cheaper "brother" of Jadeite.
Pretty jade pendants for sale
In this business you are virtually dancing with 2 legs sharks, all are Chinese and they do this cheating since hundreds of years, they know how to "pull you over the table" Its amazing what they are doing to squeeze out some more dollars.
This oriental markets are a real treasure trove for exquisite jewelry
items, they also have rubies, sapphires, diamonds, gold, pearls and plenty of art objects such as woodcarvings, antiques, brass and bronze items, mother of pearl, paintings, lacquer art, sandal wood carvings and more. They also have plenty of sculptures in the shops, this place alone is worth a journey to the country since there are not many real oriental bazaars of the past left, the next best could be the bazaar in Istanbul.
and in walking distance from all major city center hotels, also a good spot for changing money.
Don't change money at the banks there, go inside the market and check at a shop, don't listen to the guys who run around whispering "change money" they will cheat.
They are not only beautiful jewelry
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Chinese people also believe it protects the body from negative influence and has some positive health properties. A item carved out from this mineral can be very expensive and also very cheap, it depends much on the translucent look, the pattern of the color, the texture and is it free from cracks etc.
When buying a jade pendant few parameters can make the price difference of a few thousand dollars. Hold the item against light and see if it somehow shines through, the more translucent it is the better it is and the higher the price, this actually is with any jade item.
There are two varieties this piece of a great stone come, one is jadeite (the better one) the other is nephrite. The stone come in almost every color which is very often a “mélange” with other colors, here again the most uniform color the better it is. The objects here are all from jadeite material which is only mined in Myanmar’s Kachin State.
Nephrite is found at different locations
the biggest production of nephrite is currently in Canada. Hundreds of years ago it was China or rather Turkestan today that area plays only a minor role in production but is still the biggest market worldwide, this has something to do with history.
The mineral can be found in a wide variety of styles, forms, application and colors from tradition styles to very modern artistic, Chinese are probable the master in handling that, their creativity is unmatched.
But they are also the worst cheater when it comes to “enhance” the stone to squeeze out more money from the buyers. All kind of techniques and tricks to pop up color, texture and look.
The problem is that this “enhanced” stuff looks good in the first 3 years after it deteriorate and is more or less junk, if not considering this when buying jade it can be very expensive junk.
It's amazing what kind of symbolic meanings they interpret into necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants and even earrings made from this precious stone.
|Jade shop with Buddha sculptures|