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What is the Chinese Meaning of White Jade

April 26, 2017 JBB Blog

White jade is not very popular in China.  Traditionally, white is the color of death.  The Chinese people traditionally do not wear white for weddings, they wear white at funerals. But white jade has healing properties as part of Daoism, the root of Chinese medicine.  White jade is related to the lung meridian,  metal element.  If you have allergies or asthma, problems breathing, or you get a cold in your chest, white jade is the color that balances the qi energy.  Women with hay ever or allergies often wear white jade during allergy season.  The lung meridian is also related...


Why is JadeBangleBracelets Site "Like Shopping at a Jade Market in China"?

March 16, 2017 JBB Blog

JadeBangleBracelets logo is "Shop Like You're at a Jade Market in China". A jade market in China is exciting, fascinating, overwhelming.  So much jade everywhere! The first jade market I went to was in north east China near the jade mines where China's National Jade, the traditional green jade, is mined.  The jade market has mostly Chinese jade, including bangle bracelets, pendants, carvings large and small, jade rollers and health tools, and almost everything you can think of.  The jade market sells genuine and natural jade. But outside the jade market, in shops, tourist shops especially, you can buy color...


Is A Clarification Line in a Jade Bangle a Crack?

January 07, 2017 JBB Blog

There is a previous blog post about cracks in jade bangle bracelets.  The post mentioned "clarification lines", and readers have been asking for more information about clarification lines in jade bangle bracelets.   I recently watched an episode about gemstones throughout the world on National Geographic station.  They did a very good informative part about jadeite.  The program showed how gems were formed, by the earth's heat and pressure during its formation, and the impact of natural happenings on gemstone formation.  And the segment explained clarification lines in jade better than I have heard it explained to me in China. ...


Why Did My Jade Bangle Bracelet Change Color?

October 18, 2016 JBB Blog

I often receive emails from people who ask "why did my jade bangle bracelet change color?". Some people describe their jade getting darker, or spotty.  Sometimes a jade bangle  that had varied color veins turns all the same color.  And sometimes it changes to clear with spots. There are several reasons. If the jade piece is natural color and genuine, and it changes color, it could be because of the way it was stored.  Jade should be stored in a dark place, with moisture.  If you go shopping in a jade store, and the jade is on a counter in...


Jade Bangle Sizing - Width Makes a Difference in How Your Jade Bangle Fits

September 21, 2016 JBB Blog

JadeBangleBracelets has a video that helps you find your jade bangle bracelet size. Sometimes customer tell me they measured the inside of a bangle bracelet that is metal to determine their jade bangle size.  It's important to know that metal often can be slightly bent, has some "give" so you can get it over your hand more easily.  Remember: it's not  your actual wrist size that determines your jade bangle size.  It's the knuckles and bones that are the difficult areas to slide the jade bangle over. Jade is stone, and has no "give" or flexibility. And sometimes customers tell...