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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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TWO ENGRAVED CALLIGRAPHY JADE PENDANTS SET ON SILVER, 19TH CENTURY QAJAR
Oct 03, 1:00 PM BST
TWO ENGRAVED CALLIGRAPHY JADE PENDANTS SET ON SILVER, 19TH CENTURY QAJAR
by Plakas Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£4208 Bids
Chinese Spinach Jade Pendant
Oct 02, 9:00 AM EDT
Chinese Spinach Jade Pendant
by Montgomery Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1753 Bids
Antique Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
Oct 02, 1:00 PM EDT
Antique Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
by Four Seasons Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $800
$1203 Bids
CHINESE JADE AND HARDSTONE JEWELRY
Oct 25, 9:00 AM CDT
CHINESE JADE AND HARDSTONE JEWELRY
by Jackson's International
Est: $70- $125
$701 Bid
CHINESE 14KT GOLD, JADE MULTI-STONE PENDANT
Oct 16, 3:00 PM PDT
CHINESE 14KT GOLD, JADE MULTI-STONE PENDANT
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $180- $225
$1001 Bid
Chinese Carved Jade Ring, Possibly Ming Dynasty.
Oct 01, 11:00 AM CDT
Chinese Carved Jade Ring, Possibly Ming Dynasty.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$801 Bid
Chinese Carved White Jade Amulet, 2 x 2 3/4 in. (5.08 x 6.99 cm.)
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Chinese Carved White Jade Amulet, 2 x 2 3/4 in. (5.08 x 6.99 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
CHINESE GREEN JADE DRAGON AND PHOENIX PAIRED WITH AN 18
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
CHINESE GREEN JADE DRAGON AND PHOENIX PAIRED WITH AN 18
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $300- $500
$1200 Bids
CHINESE GREEN JADE RESTING BUDDHA PAIRED WITH AN 18
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
CHINESE GREEN JADE RESTING BUDDHA PAIRED WITH AN 18
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
CHINESE PURPLE JADE DRAGON AND THE PHOENIX PENDANT PAIRED WITH 18KGP MARKED NECKLACE
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
CHINESE PURPLE JADE DRAGON AND THE PHOENIX PENDANT PAIRED WITH 18KGP MARKED NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$1200 Bids
CHINESE CARVED GREEN JADE IN GOLD DRAGON MOUNT NECKLACE
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
CHINESE CARVED GREEN JADE IN GOLD DRAGON MOUNT NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $400
$1200 Bids
WHITE GOLD PLATED CHINESE LAVENDER JADE PENDANT DRAGON PILLAR NECKLACE
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
WHITE GOLD PLATED CHINESE LAVENDER JADE PENDANT DRAGON PILLAR NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $130- $280
$700 Bids
CHINESE GREEN JADE HEART PENDANT ON 925 NECKLACE
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
CHINESE GREEN JADE HEART PENDANT ON 925 NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
CHINESE GREEN JADE POLISHED PENDANT WITH 925 STERLING SILVER NECKLACE
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
CHINESE GREEN JADE POLISHED PENDANT WITH 925 STERLING SILVER NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
CARVED ASIAN GREEN JADE DRAGON MEDALLION NECKLACE
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
CARVED ASIAN GREEN JADE DRAGON MEDALLION NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $200
$750 Bids
(3) Chinese Hardstone Carved Dragon Phoenix Pendants
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
(3) Chinese Hardstone Carved Dragon Phoenix Pendants
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Glücksanhänger / A lucky pendant, China, Qing Dynastie (1644-1911)
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Glücksanhänger / A lucky pendant, China, Qing Dynastie (1644-1911)
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €250- €500
€2400 Bids
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A FINE PALE CELADON JADE PENDANT
Oct 01, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINE PALE CELADON JADE PENDANT
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $30- $45
$150 Bids
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A FINE PALE CELADON JADE PENDANT
Oct 01, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINE PALE CELADON JADE PENDANT
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $30- $45
$150 Bids
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A FINE PALE CELADON JADE RUYI FIGURE PENDANT
Oct 01, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINE PALE CELADON JADE RUYI FIGURE PENDANT
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $30- $45
$150 Bids
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A FINE PALE CELADON JADE BOY FIGURE PENDANT
Oct 01, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINE PALE CELADON JADE BOY FIGURE PENDANT
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $20- $30
$100 Bids
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A FINE PALE CELADON JADE DRAGON FIGURE PENDANT
Oct 01, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINE PALE CELADON JADE DRAGON FIGURE PENDANT
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $40- $60
$200 Bids
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A FINE PALE CELADON JADE COIN FIGURE PENDANT
Oct 01, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINE PALE CELADON JADE COIN FIGURE PENDANT
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $30- $45
$150 Bids
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A FINE MAITREYA BUDDHA FIGURE PALE CELADON JADE PENDANT
Oct 01, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINE MAITREYA BUDDHA FIGURE PALE CELADON JADE PENDANT
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $40- $60
$200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Chinese Jade Jewelry


Empire Auction House

Empire Auction House

Merces Gallery LLC

Merces Gallery LLC

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

William's Auctions, LLC

William's Auctions, LLC