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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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A CHINESE CARVED JADEITE THUMB RING
Oct 31, 8:00 PM EDT
A CHINESE CARVED JADEITE THUMB RING
by NC Auctioneer Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$1006 Bids
GOURD-SHAPED PENDANT
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
GOURD-SHAPED PENDANT
by Hardt Auctions GmbH
Est: €200- €400
€2002 Bids
Chinese Carved Jade and 14k Gold Pendant
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Chinese Carved Jade and 14k Gold Pendant
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$402 Bids
Natural Chinese Jade Pendant
Oct 28, 7:00 PM AEST
Natural Chinese Jade Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD75- AUD100
AUD302 Bids
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Carved Jade Pendant of a Mythological Beast.
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Carved Jade Pendant of a Mythological Beast.
by Clarke Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$2502 Bids
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3 Framed Chinese Jade Medallions
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
3 Framed Chinese Jade Medallions
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $75- $150
$301 Bid
TWO JADE PENDANTS QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Nov 05, 10:00 AM GMT
TWO JADE PENDANTS QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £200- £300
£1001 Bid
A CHINESE HOLLOW CARVED JADE PENDANT
Oct 31, 8:00 PM EDT
A CHINESE HOLLOW CARVED JADE PENDANT
by NC Auctioneer Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$1001 Bid
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HETIAN JADE PENDANT WITH ZITAN WOOD BOX
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
HETIAN JADE PENDANT WITH ZITAN WOOD BOX
by Empire Auction House
Est: $800- $1,000
$6001 Bid
(2 Pc) Chinese Carved Jade Necklaces
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
(2 Pc) Chinese Carved Jade Necklaces
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$401 Bid
WHITE JADE WITH RUSSET SKIN 'SERPENT' THUMB RING QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Nov 05, 10:00 AM GMT
WHITE JADE WITH RUSSET SKIN 'SERPENT' THUMB RING QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £800- £1,200
£4001 Bid
Jade figure, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
Nov 16, 5:00 PM CET
Jade figure, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
by Tiberius Auctions
Est: €160- €240
€801 Bid
Jade pendant, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
Nov 16, 5:00 PM CET
Jade pendant, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
by Tiberius Auctions
Est: €220- €300
€1101 Bid
Jade pendant, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
Nov 16, 5:00 PM CET
Jade pendant, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
by Tiberius Auctions
Est: €180- €240
€901 Bid
Jade pendant, China, Quing dynasty
Nov 16, 5:00 PM CET
Jade pendant, China, Quing dynasty
by Tiberius Auctions
Est: €320- €400
€1601 Bid
Jade pendant, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
Nov 16, 5:00 PM CET
Jade pendant, China, Ming or Quing dynasty
by Tiberius Auctions
Est: €360- €450
€1801 Bid
Jade pendant, China, Quing dynasty
Nov 16, 5:00 PM CET
Jade pendant, China, Quing dynasty
by Tiberius Auctions
Est: €400- €500
€2001 Bid
Chinese Serpentine Green Jade Large Dragon On Base
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
Chinese Serpentine Green Jade Large Dragon On Base
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
CHINESE ARCHAISTIC JADE PENDANT
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
CHINESE ARCHAISTIC JADE PENDANT
by Ander's Auction
Est: $950- $1,150
$4751 Bid
A Chinese Detail Carved Jade Pendant
Oct 30, 9:30 AM EDT
A Chinese Detail Carved Jade Pendant
by Luban Antique
Est: $100- $150
$200 Bids
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19/20TH C. JADE CARVING OF MOUSE & FRUIT
Oct 31, 6:00 AM PDT
19/20TH C. JADE CARVING OF MOUSE & FRUIT
by East West Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
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SUPERBLY CARVED WHITE JADE INSET SPINACH JADE RECEPTOR
Oct 31, 6:00 AM PDT
SUPERBLY CARVED WHITE JADE INSET SPINACH JADE RECEPTOR
by East West Auctions
Est: $6,000- $9,000
$1,0000 Bids
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FINELY CARVED HETIAN SPINACH JADE 'FIGURAL' BOULDER
Oct 31, 6:00 AM PDT
FINELY CARVED HETIAN SPINACH JADE 'FIGURAL' BOULDER
by East West Auctions
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$8000 Bids
Asian White Jade Carved Peacock Dragon Medallion
Oct 28, 6:00 PM EDT
Asian White Jade Carved Peacock Dragon Medallion
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $200
$600 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Chinese Jade Jewelry


Empire Auction House

Empire Auction House

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Ander's Auction

Merces Gallery LLC

Merces Gallery LLC

Fox Wood Auctioneer Inc

Fox Wood Auctioneer Inc