Jade is the name given for two different gemstone, and Jade is either of two distinct minerals, nephrite and jadeite. Jadeite is vari-colored, whereas much of the nephrite is a bold green, white and black. Jade beads are generally pale green or white.
Gemstone Beads, Dyed yellow jade, Yellow, Round, 6mm.
The best jade has a waxy, pearly appearance. Feeling cool and so smooth, it seems soft to the touch. Yet hard enough that pressure from a sharp knife will not leave a mark. For collectors, as well as jewelry lovers and designers, jade is a fascinating gemstone. We carry both wholesale beads, Jasper Beads, Jade Beads, Quartz Beads and etc. With its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for mankind for thousands of years.
Gemstone Beads, Rose Dyed Jade, Rose, Round, 4mm
Jade has been used for thousands of years and has a great historical significance in many cultures. Since Ancient times in China, Jade “yu” has been regarded as the royal gemstone beads. For 5,000 years Imperial China used the word “jade” as something precious. Chinese jade first arrived in the West during the sixteenth century, brought from Canton by the Portuguese. Today jade continues to be a symbol of love, virtue, and status.
Gemstone Beads, Taiwan Jade, Green, Round, 8mm
Jade is said to have all the attributes most valued in society. In Asia, above all, it is collected as an antique. Besides the quality of the gem and its processing, religion and faith also play an important role. In the West, many people prefer to collect jade beads jewelry in the form of snuff-boxes, cigarette holders, small bowls or rings. Since each collector has his or her own taste and his or her own likings with regard to color, style and shape, it is no easy matter giving definite advice on the purchase of jade objects.