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Why Did My Jade Bangle Bracelet Change Color?

Why Did My Jade Bangle Bracelet Change Color?

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...

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

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

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...

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What is the Difference Between Jade and Jadeite?

What is the Difference Between Jade and Jadeite?

People often ask what is the difference between jade and jadeite. They are two different minerals and test differently on refraction, Moh's hardness, and density.   Chinese jade can be nephrite or serpentine.  The most common jade in China is referred to "China's National Jade".  Most mines are owned by the China government.  Chinese jade has a lower chance of being color enhanced because there is a lot of variation in the natural color, and it is so beautiful it doesn't need color treatments.  Some Chinese jade is near rivers and gets great variation in color from the minerals in...

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Chinese Lunar New Year of the "Fire Monkey"

Chinese Lunar New Year of the "Fire Monkey"

2016 is the Year of the Fire Monkey, fire being the dominant element this year. (the other elements are wood, metal, water and earth) Characteristics of Monkey People:People born in the year of the monkey are lively, flexible, witty and versatile with strong practical ability. They love to be active and they enjoy sports. Often highly intelligent, they are talented problem solvers, and are self-assured, sociable and innovative. They love being the center of attention and have a magnetic personality.Monkey people have an insatiable desire for knowledge and show amazing creativity in their work. They like challenges and love to...

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What Does a Crack in a Jade Bangle Mean?

I often get emails from women who are looking for a new jade bangle bracelet because their jade bangle that they have worn for years has broken, or it's cracked and they want to keep it because they love it, but want a new jade bangle that they can wear every day, and just look at the one with the damage.  And women who write to me about their jade bangle disaster often tell me what happened. The most common reason relates to a story about how their jade protected them.  Some were in car accidents that broke their jade...

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