The Chinese call Jade "The Stone Of Heaven". They have treasured Jade beyond any other stone. The Chinese have centered their culture around Jade. Since Jade is a very hard stone (6.0-7.5) they found that it was good for making tools like ax heads and other hammering and cutting tools, since the only other choices were rocks and wood (metals were unknown at this time).
Jade, or Jadeite, to be precise, has long been revered by Asians as the symbol of good luck, good health, happiness, and power to resist evil spirits.
The Chinese are the world’s greatest Jade carvers, and have been for the past 4000 years. They are the most skilled of all the peoples on the Asian continent. They cut and carve this stone today for the world's markets.
True Jadeite is found in Burma, China, Guatemala, Russia, Japan, Hawaii, and Switzerland. The Jadeite is then cut and carved in many of the Asian countries like Burma, Thailand, and China and then sold. Jadeite from Burma was not introduced into the Chinese market before the late 1800’s Jadeite can be seen to many different colors (greens, lavenders, yellows and oranges, white and reds and comes in many different translucent qualities. That is why we travel to the orient ourselves and hand select the Jadeite Jade that we have designed and made into our own jewelry. This way only the very best Jadeite Jade will be selected and used in our Jade jewelry .
Jadeite is very hard, durable and resistant to most chemicals. Caring for this stone is safe and simple. Soap and water will clean it nicely.
QUESTIONS OF VALUE
The most important factors in determining the value of Jadeite is the color and transparency.
Color - From rich brilliant greens to deep lavender, these are the colors that demand the highest prices.
The more light that shines through the stone, the better is the quality.
Here at orientaljadejewelry.com, we have devoted years to the Jade jewelry Business exclusively. We are not like other companies that order their jewelry from wholesale catalogs from China for their business. We personally travel to the Orient (Burma, Thailand, and China) and hand select the Jadeite that will be used in our products. We work very close with our factories in these countries to produce our own original designs along with the new and the classic oriental designs. When the products are completed by our Asian factories, they are shipped to us in the United States ready for sale to our customers.
You will buy with confidence knowing that you are buying from a well established company that has been in the Jade business for many years. We know Jade, we do our own buying, and sell direct to our customers.
This allows us to sell our customers fine quality Jadeite at the lowest possible prices on or off the Web.
We sell only fine quality, all natural Jadeite.