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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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New Clearance Jade Bangle Bracelets- Low Sale Price

New Clearance Jade Bangle Bracelets- Low Sale Price

New mark downs for clearance prices on a selection of genuine jadeite jade bangle bracelets. The Clearance Collection is priced under $100, and sales are final for these low price sales. We want to turn JadeBangleBracelets in to a higher quality of jade bangle bracelets selections. As the Clearance jade bangles sell out, we can start to add some of the older jadeite, mined and carved prior to the year 2008 and the Lantos embargo to USA.  We have had these in storage since purchasing them and they really need to be on a wrist rather than in a box...

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What's the Best Kind of Jade to Wear For the New Year Time

What's the Best Kind of Jade to Wear For the New Year Time

Fu lu shou is the classic jade Chinese people wear for celebrations and the new year. Fu Lu and Shou are the three gods of happiness, luck and fortune, health and longevity.  Three color jade is fu lu shou jade.  Usually the three colors are green, white and red, or "hong" honey color. JadeBangleBracelets offers classic round, oval and "regular" fu lu shou three color jadeite bangle bracelets for new year and other celebrations.

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