A Hetian jade carved pendant in the form of flowerscarved pendant set onto a dangling brooch. Of the many different varieties of Chinese jade, Hetian jade is considered to be one of the most valuable, and also happens to be the most well-known of jade varieties. For most of time, Hetian jade was a term used only to refer to jade mined from the Kunlun Mountains of Xinjiang, in the Western Autonomous Region of China that borders Mongolia and Russia.
Butterfly Diamonds Gold Pendant or Brooch. Want more images? About "I was fortunate enough to obtain a beautifully matched pair of thin fine jade carved as butterfly wings.
Written by Andrea on January 8, Posted in Informational. Jade is a beautiful gemstone often used for jewelry and sculpture, but is there more to jade than meets the eye?
Jade is one of the best kept investment secrets of the modern age. Although prices for the underappreciated gem have skyrocketed over the past 20 years, most people have been completely unaware of its investment prowess. These frenetic price increases have been driven primarily by the rise of China as an economic superpower. Jade is deeply treasured in Chinese culture, having been revered in the Middle Kingdom for thousands of years.
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Mention jade, and most people think of a green stone, when in fact, jade comes in a variety of colors. In addition to the familiar rich green hues, antique jade may be white, lavender, yellow, brown, gray, or reddish-purple. Another important thing to understand about jade is that there are two different types of jade stones: nephrite and jadeite.