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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 jadeite pendant with 14kt white gold mount. 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. (3.5 x 1.3 cm.)
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A Chinese jadeite pendant with 14kt white gold mount. 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. (3.5 x 1.3 cm.)
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $100- $150
$16011 Bids
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CHINESE HAND CARVED WHITE JADE PENDANT, DEPICTING TWO SOY BEAN WITH FOLIAGE AND TENDRILS
May 23, 9:00 AM AEST
CHINESE HAND CARVED WHITE JADE PENDANT, DEPICTING TWO SOY BEAN WITH FOLIAGE AND TENDRILS
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD7010 Bids
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A Chinese carved jadeite pendant in the form of a gourd. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) l.
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A Chinese carved jadeite pendant in the form of a gourd. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) l.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $150- $250
$1705 Bids
Chinese White Jade Foo Lions Infinity Knot Pendant
Jun 01, 11:00 AM EDT
Chinese White Jade Foo Lions Infinity Knot Pendant
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $100- $300
$2005 Bids
Chinese Jade, Cabochon, and Sterling Ring
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Chinese Jade, Cabochon, and Sterling Ring
by Block Auction House
Est: $10- $10,000
$204 Bids
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A Chinese carved jadeite circular pendant, 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm.) l. (without pendant)
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A Chinese carved jadeite circular pendant, 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm.) l. (without pendant)
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $250- $350
$2003 Bids
A PAIR OF CHINESE QING DYNASTY JADE ARCHERS RINGS. 103 grams. 5 cm x 4 cm.
May 23, 11:00 AM BST
A PAIR OF CHINESE QING DYNASTY JADE ARCHERS RINGS. 103 grams. 5 cm x 4 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£253 Bids
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A pair of Chinese jadeite circular earrings.
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A pair of Chinese jadeite circular earrings.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $100- $150
$803 Bids
Lot of Two Carved Chinese Jade Pendants.
May 25, 11:00 AM CDT
Lot of Two Carved Chinese Jade Pendants.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1102 Bids
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A jade beaded necklace having graduated carved jade beads. 26 in. (66 cm.) l.
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A jade beaded necklace having graduated carved jade beads. 26 in. (66 cm.) l.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $150- $250
$1002 Bids
Vintage Chinese 14k Gold and Jade Earrings
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Chinese 14k Gold and Jade Earrings
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$252 Bids
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文化期 青玉環 A CELADON JADE RING, CULTURAL AGE
May 26, 2:00 PM CST
文化期 青玉環 A CELADON JADE RING, CULTURAL AGE
by Yu Jen Taipei
Est: NT$30,000- NT$50,000
NT$30,0002 Bids
Antique Chinese Carved Jadeite Squirrel In Vine Pendant
Jun 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Chinese Carved Jadeite Squirrel In Vine Pendant
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $200- $2,000
$1252 Bids
Rare Chinese Jadeite Phoenix Gold Diamond & Ruby Brooch
Jun 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Rare Chinese Jadeite Phoenix Gold Diamond & Ruby Brooch
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $4,000- $12,000
$2252 Bids
Chinese Jade/Vermeil Earrings
May 31, 10:00 AM CDT
Chinese Jade/Vermeil Earrings
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $150
$752 Bids
Two Chinese Carved Jade Pendants
May 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Two Chinese Carved Jade Pendants
by Montgomery Auction
Est: $300- $500
$501 Bid
(2 Pc) Chinese 18k Gold and Jade Pendants
Jun 06, 12:00 PM EDT
(2 Pc) Chinese 18k Gold and Jade Pendants
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Zwei Dosen mit Jade-Pendants
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
Zwei Dosen mit Jade-Pendants
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF800- CHF1,000
CHF8001 Bid
Chinese 14k Gold Mounted Jadeite Pierced Plaque
Jun 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Chinese 14k Gold Mounted Jadeite Pierced Plaque
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $200- $2,000
$1001 Bid
Chinese 14k Gold and Jadeite Oblong Ring
Jun 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Chinese 14k Gold and Jadeite Oblong Ring
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
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Chinese Carved White Jade Calligraphy Pendant.
Jun 02, 10:00 AM EDT
Chinese Carved White Jade Calligraphy Pendant.
by Clarke Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
(5) Jade Chinese Pendants
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(5) Jade Chinese Pendants
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
A Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
May 25, 8:00 PM EDT
A Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
by Annabel's Galleries Inc.
Est: $500- $600
$3001 Bid
A Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
May 25, 8:00 PM EDT
A Chinese Carved Jade Pendant
by Annabel's Galleries Inc.
Est: $700- $800
$4001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Chinese Jade Jewelry


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Bonhams

Bonhams

Yu Jen Taipei

Yu Jen Taipei

Merces Gallery LLC

Merces Gallery LLC