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Chinese Jade Jewelry

For at least four thousand years, jade has had an important place in China’s history. Jade consists of two types of stone: nephrite and jadeite. Traditionally, these jade gemstones are believed to have healing and protective powers.

12Nephrite, which is a little softer than Jadeite, is whitish in color and varies in shades of green. A stronger green color means a greater presence of iron within Nephrite. Jadeite, hard like quartz, ranges in colors including white, green, purple, blue, and pink.

Chinese Jade jewelry, which can come in a form of a bracelet, a jade pendant necklace, decorative earrings, or even a simple charm attached to a string, is believed to symbolize clarity of mind and purity of spirit, and to protect its owner from harm. Chinese Jade jewelry is worn to ward off evil, to bring good luck, and to declare status and nobility.

 

Quick Facts

  • Jade in ancient times came from deposits in the Yangtze River Delta. Jade from this region now no longer exists
  • Jade pendant necklaces are often seen in the form of a round disk with an open interior. This disk shape is called “bi” and symbolizes heaven or eternity
  • The Chinese revere jade above all other precious stones and metals, even gold. According to the Chinese saying, “Gold has value; jade is invaluable"
  • Many jewelry boxes were made from jade because of its significance and symbolism. <a href=”https://www.invaluable.com/jewelry-boxes/sc-EC75IL0D75/”>Antique Jewelry boxes</a> are available for sale on Invaluable.

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CHINESE 18KT GOLD AND JADE RING 20th Century
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CHINESE 18KT GOLD AND JADE RING 20th Century
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Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Chinese Qing Dynasty Carved Jade Objects (2pc)
by J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers
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Chinese Neolithic Carved Jade Objects (3pc)
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Chinese Neolithic Carved Jade Objects (3pc)
by J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers
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$1001 Bid
Chinese Neolithic Carved Jade Pendant
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Chinese Neolithic Carved Jade Pendant
by J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers
Est: $300- $600
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Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Chinese Warring States Carved Jade Huang (3pc)
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$1001 Bid
Chinese Ming Dynasty Carved Jade Pendant
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
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Dec 06, 10:00 PM EST
18 Karat Gold Necklace With a Chinese Green Jade Dragon and Phoenix Pendant
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $350
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Chinese White Jade Thumb Rings
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
Chinese White Jade Thumb Rings
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Est: $1,000- $1,500
$3001 Bid
CHINESE GREEN JADE DRAGON AND PHOENIX PAIRED WITH AN 18
Dec 15, 10:00 PM EST
CHINESE GREEN JADE DRAGON AND PHOENIX PAIRED WITH AN 18
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $300- $500
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CHINESE PURPLE JADE DRAGON AND THE PHOENIX PENDANT PAIRED WITH 18KGP MARKED NECKLACE
Dec 15, 10:00 PM EST
CHINESE PURPLE JADE DRAGON AND THE PHOENIX PENDANT PAIRED WITH 18KGP MARKED NECKLACE
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Est: $200- $300
$1251 Bid
A LIGHT GREENISH WHITE JADE ARCHER'S RING
Jan 02, 9:00 AM EST
A LIGHT GREENISH WHITE JADE ARCHER'S RING
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Est: $400- $600
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PAIR OF CHINESE LIGHT CELADON JADE HOOP EARRINGS Hoop diameters 1”.
Dec 06, 9:30 AM EST
PAIR OF CHINESE LIGHT CELADON JADE HOOP EARRINGS Hoop diameters 1”.
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Est: $100- $200
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A FINE CARVED WHITE JADE PENDANT IN SHAPE OF A CATFISH AND ITS YOUTH WITH LINGZHI
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A FINE CARVED WHITE JADE PENDANT IN SHAPE OF A CATFISH AND ITS YOUTH WITH LINGZHI
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Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
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Est: $150- $250
$1001 Bid
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A WHITE JADE THUMB RING
Dec 03, 2:00 PM PST
A WHITE JADE THUMB RING
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Est: $100- $200
$1001 Bid
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Chinese Jade Like Jewelry Sets
Dec 17, 11:00 AM PST
Chinese Jade Like Jewelry Sets
by Wealthier Art & Auction
Est: $100- $150
$201 Bid
3 Chinese Ming/Qing Jade Plaques, 2 Toggles
Dec 11, 10:15 AM EST
3 Chinese Ming/Qing Jade Plaques, 2 Toggles
by Eddie's Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
10 Chinese Warm White Jade Toggles or Pendants
Dec 11, 10:15 AM EST
10 Chinese Warm White Jade Toggles or Pendants
by Eddie's Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
2 Chinese Qing White Jade Plaques; Jadeite Ring
Dec 11, 10:15 AM EST
2 Chinese Qing White Jade Plaques; Jadeite Ring
by Eddie's Auction
Est: $400- $600
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Dec 09, 9:30 AM EST
CHINESE HETIAN JADE THUMB RING
by Merces Gallery LLC
Est: $1,000- $2,500
$6501 Bid
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Dec 07, 9:30 AM CET
A GROUP OF FIVE JADE CARVINGS WITH LION AND THREE PENDANTS
by Nagel Auction
Est: €800- €1,200
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Sellers Who Sell Chinese Jade Jewelry


Empire Auction House

Empire Auction House

Merces Gallery LLC

Merces Gallery LLC

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Weatherham Estate Treasures

J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers

J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers