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Jade Jewelry

The earliest examples of jade work date to the prehistoric world, with craftsmen in the Stone Age relying on the precious material’s toughness to conjure rudimentary tools and weapons. Jade’s role transformed, however, from functional to decorative around the 4th millennium B.C. as Chinese artists began crafting jade into objects for ceremonial use.

The popularity of jade only grew over subsequent generations, not only for its tantalizing shades of green but also for its supposed curative properties. The belief in the mineral’s benefit in improving liver and kidney ailments, in fact, was so strong that it became the source of its name: “jade” comes from the Spanish “piedra de ijada” and the French “l’ejade,” both of which refer to the mid-flank or torso. Thus pieces like jade bracelets or rings became incredibly popular, as it was believed the proximity of the mineral to the body was crucial.

Understanding of jade grew further in the 19th century, with French mineralogist Alexis Damour differentiating between nephrite and jadeite jade, the two main types of the mineral differentiated most clearly by crystalline structure. By this point, though, jade’s status as a celebrated mineral was secured. From jade earrings to strands of jade beads, jade is a proven perennial favorite.

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14K CARVED JADE FILIGREE YELLOW GOLD LADIES RING
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
14K CARVED JADE FILIGREE YELLOW GOLD LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $750- $10,000
$4408 Bids
THREE ASSORTED 14 KARAT GOLD & JADE RINGS
Oct 06, 9:00 AM PDT
THREE ASSORTED 14 KARAT GOLD & JADE RINGS
by Abell Auction
Est: $400- $600
$6508 Bids
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10K JADE BRACELET, EARRINGS & OTHERS - LOT OF 5
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
10K JADE BRACELET, EARRINGS & OTHERS - LOT OF 5
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $400- $10,000
$2806 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD JADE HINGED BANGLE BRACELET
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD JADE HINGED BANGLE BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1505 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD FILIGREE JADE LADIES RING
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD FILIGREE JADE LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $600- $10,000
$1704 Bids
A GREEN JADE BANGLE BRACELET WITH 14K YELLOW GOLD HINGE
Oct 07, 1:00 PM PDT
A GREEN JADE BANGLE BRACELET WITH 14K YELLOW GOLD HINGE
by China Arts Auction
Est: $300- $500
$2254 Bids
14K Gold Diamond Lavender Jade Brooch Pendant
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Diamond Lavender Jade Brooch Pendant
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $250- $400
$1754 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD GREEN JADE CABOCHON EARRINGS
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD GREEN JADE CABOCHON EARRINGS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
An apple green jadeite carved ornament
Oct 05, 2:00 PM PDT
An apple green jadeite carved ornament
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $150
$253 Bids
Vintage 14K Gold Jewelry Jade Pendants
Oct 20, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14K Gold Jewelry Jade Pendants
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$62 Bids
Gold Filled Jade Necklace
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Filled Jade Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$72 Bids
GREEN JADEITE RING
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
GREEN JADEITE RING
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $650- $800
$802 Bids
18K W/G jadeite diamod eternity ring w/ GIA report
Oct 05, 2:00 PM PDT
18K W/G jadeite diamod eternity ring w/ GIA report
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $700
$2252 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD JADE CITRINE BI DISC PENDANT
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD JADE CITRINE BI DISC PENDANT
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
PENDANTS, 2 JADE
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
PENDANTS, 2 JADE
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $10- $30
$51 Bid
Jade Cabochon and 14k Gold Turtle Stick Pin
Oct 23, 7:00 PM EDT
Jade Cabochon and 14k Gold Turtle Stick Pin
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $100- $150
$251 Bid
14K Gold Lavender Jade Ring
Oct 23, 3:00 PM PDT
14K Gold Lavender Jade Ring
by Clark's Auction Company
Est: $350- $600
$1401 Bid
14K Gold Lavender Jade Bracelet & Earrings
Oct 23, 3:00 PM PDT
14K Gold Lavender Jade Bracelet & Earrings
by Clark's Auction Company
Est: $300- $450
$1401 Bid
GREEN JADEITE DISC PENDANT PI DISC
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
GREEN JADEITE DISC PENDANT PI DISC
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $600- $700
$101 Bid
VTG 14K GOLD AND ORANGE JADE BROOCH 10.8 G
Oct 10, 4:00 PM EDT
VTG 14K GOLD AND ORANGE JADE BROOCH 10.8 G
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$501 Bid
CARVED JADEITE JADE PENDANT CROSSED FLAGS
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
CARVED JADEITE JADE PENDANT CROSSED FLAGS
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $4,500- $5,000
$101 Bid
TWO JADE BANGLES
Oct 14, 11:00 AM PDT
TWO JADE BANGLES
by Steven's Art & Antiques
Est: $250- $500
$1251 Bid
Gold bracelet with jade
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Gold bracelet with jade
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€4501 Bid
2 Gold rings with jade
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
2 Gold rings with jade
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€2001 Bid

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