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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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MITSUKOSHI 900PT 3.6CT JADE DIAMOND RING
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
MITSUKOSHI 900PT 3.6CT JADE DIAMOND RING
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$3509 Bids
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900PT 1.05CT JADE DIAMOND RING, 8.
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
900PT 1.05CT JADE DIAMOND RING, 8.
by Gallery 63
Est: $800- $1,200
$2256 Bids
Collection of Eight Gold Mounted Jade and Hardstone Pendants
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
Collection of Eight Gold Mounted Jade and Hardstone Pendants
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$1506 Bids
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JEWELRY. 9kt Gold Mounted Jade Brooch.
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
JEWELRY. 9kt Gold Mounted Jade Brooch.
by Clarke Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$2504 Bids
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PT950 2.55 CTTW LAVENDER JADE & DIAMOND RING
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
PT950 2.55 CTTW LAVENDER JADE & DIAMOND RING
by Gallery 63
Est: $600- $1,000
$1253 Bids
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JEWELRY. 18kt and 14kt Gold Ring Grouping.
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
JEWELRY. 18kt and 14kt Gold Ring Grouping.
by Clarke Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$2003 Bids
FOUR CARVED JADE HAPPY BUDDHA PENDANTS
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
FOUR CARVED JADE HAPPY BUDDHA PENDANTS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD303 Bids
AN APPLE GREEN JADE BANGLE, 3.5ins diameter.
Mar 06, 10:30 AM GMT
AN APPLE GREEN JADE BANGLE, 3.5ins diameter.
by John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: £50- £60
£452 Bids
Colombian necklace of jadeite and rock crystal with 18K yellow gold amulet.
Mar 07, 1:00 PM CET
Colombian necklace of jadeite and rock crystal with 18K yellow gold amulet.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €1,400- €1,600
€9002 Bids
Sterling Silver earrings
Mar 05, 6:00 PM CST
Sterling Silver earrings
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $11- $33
$52 Bids
PAIR OF STERLING SILVER PIERCED JADE EARRINGS
Mar 09, 11:00 AM EST
PAIR OF STERLING SILVER PIERCED JADE EARRINGS
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
FIVE JADE DROPS
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
FIVE JADE DROPS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD90
AUD302 Bids
A CARVED JADE PENDANT
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
A CARVED JADE PENDANT
by Lawsons
Est: AUD70- AUD100
AUD252 Bids
MESOAMERICAN 23K GOLD JADE AND CARNELIAN NECKLACE
Mar 16, 10:00 AM EDT
MESOAMERICAN 23K GOLD JADE AND CARNELIAN NECKLACE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$702 Bids
Antique Silver & Jade Pendant on Gold Plated Chain
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
Antique Silver & Jade Pendant on Gold Plated Chain
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $200
$701 Bid
A LAVENDER JADE BANGLE, 2.75ins diameter.
Mar 06, 10:30 AM GMT
A LAVENDER JADE BANGLE, 2.75ins diameter.
by John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: £50- £60
£451 Bid
TAXCO 980 JADE STERLING BRACELET AND BROOCH
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
TAXCO 980 JADE STERLING BRACELET AND BROOCH
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $90- $130
$101 Bid
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JADE, DIAMOND AND RUBY NECKLACE,
Mar 06, 11:00 AM GMT
JADE, DIAMOND AND RUBY NECKLACE,
by Bonhams
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2,0001 Bid
CARVED JADE RABBIT AND ROOSTER PENDANTS
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
CARVED JADE RABBIT AND ROOSTER PENDANTS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD90
AUD201 Bid
Gold Plate Bulova Watch & Jade Bangle
Mar 10, 11:00 AM AEDT
Gold Plate Bulova Watch & Jade Bangle
by Kim's Auction
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD1001 Bid
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GENTS 14K TWIN BUTTON JADE & DIAMOND RING
Mar 07, 5:00 PM EST
GENTS 14K TWIN BUTTON JADE & DIAMOND RING
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $300- $350
$1501 Bid
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(4) GOLD RINGS
Mar 07, 5:00 PM EST
(4) GOLD RINGS
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $700- $800
$5001 Bid
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LOT OF 3 JADE BEADED NECKLACES
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
LOT OF 3 JADE BEADED NECKLACES
by Gallery 63
Est: $400- $600
$1001 Bid

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