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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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Pre Coloumbian Jade & Amazonite Mask Pendants
May 26, 10:00 AM MST
Pre Coloumbian Jade & Amazonite Mask Pendants
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$1609 Bids
Vtg Klineburger 14k Gold & Jade Animal Bracelet
Jun 12, 10:00 AM EDT
Vtg Klineburger 14k Gold & Jade Animal Bracelet
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $80- $300
$907 Bids
10KT GOLD JADEITE MEN'S RING
May 26, 3:00 PM PDT
10KT GOLD JADEITE MEN'S RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1505 Bids
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A Toni Cavelti jade and 18kt yellow gold pendant/brooch, 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) d.
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A Toni Cavelti jade and 18kt yellow gold pendant/brooch, 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) d.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $300- $500
$2805 Bids
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900PT 7.73CTTW JADE & DIAMOND HALO RING, 6.25
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 7.73CTTW JADE & DIAMOND HALO RING, 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2254 Bids
10k Gold And Multicolored Stone Ring
May 30, 10:00 AM EDT
10k Gold And Multicolored Stone Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$284 Bids
18k Yellow Gold Spinach Green Jade & Diamond Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Yellow Gold Spinach Green Jade & Diamond Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2254 Bids
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900PT 8.49CTTW LAVENDER JADE & DIAMOND RING, 6.25
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 8.49CTTW LAVENDER JADE & DIAMOND RING, 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,400- $3,600
$2253 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD LAVENDER JADE PINK TOURMALINE RING
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD LAVENDER JADE PINK TOURMALINE RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $700- $10,000
$2603 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD LADIES JADE RING & EARRINGS
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD LADIES JADE RING & EARRINGS
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $300- $10,000
$163 Bids
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PLAT. CABOCHON JADE & DIAMOND RING, 6.5
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
PLAT. CABOCHON JADE & DIAMOND RING, 6.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $800- $1,200
$1503 Bids
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18KYG ANTIQUE CARVED JADEITE FLORAL BROOCH
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
18KYG ANTIQUE CARVED JADEITE FLORAL BROOCH
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1002 Bids
A Vintage Jade and 14K Gold Disk Bracelet
Jun 02, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Jade and 14K Gold Disk Bracelet
by Peterborough Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2252 Bids
18k Yellow Gold Pendant
Jun 06, 2:00 PM EDT
18k Yellow Gold Pendant
by Waddington's
Est: $300- $500
$2752 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD DRAGON JADE LADIES PENDANT
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD DRAGON JADE LADIES PENDANT
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $200- $10,000
$302 Bids
Patricia Von Musulin Jade Stone Statement Necklace
Jun 09, 12:00 PM EDT
Patricia Von Musulin Jade Stone Statement Necklace
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1002 Bids
Sterling Silver And Jade Bracelet
May 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver And Jade Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$162 Bids
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900PT JADE & DIAMOND FILIGREE RING, 7.5
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT JADE & DIAMOND FILIGREE RING, 7.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1252 Bids
Vintage Cocktail Lavender Amethyst Diamonds 14K Yellow Gold Ring
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Cocktail Lavender Amethyst Diamonds 14K Yellow Gold Ring
by Intervendue
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$7001 Bid
JADE and 14K GOLD BANGLE
Jun 15, 10:00 AM EDT
JADE and 14K GOLD BANGLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Antique Sterling Silver Carved Jade Necklace
Jul 09, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Sterling Silver Carved Jade Necklace
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid

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