Jade pendant buying guide
by Seema Susheel
The easiest way to go about buying jade pendant is to look in to websites on the net and make a decision and order through card. For first time buyers you need to go for little time taking procedure of surfing many websites offering the same service and then deciding on one that has many design varieties, reasonable price ranges, good customer support and reliable delivery. You need to select the one that suites your budget and comfort level. There are many information sites on the net giving you all the information on the gemstone, its origin and the price categories too.
The word jade reminds you of princely treasures and exotic locales. The beauty of the gemstone jade has inspired many people to keep names like Jade gardens to their lush properties. Jade gardens would invoke in a person the feeling of peace and comfort and this is exactly what jade the gemstone is supposed to give its wearer; peace and harmony with oneself.
About the jade gemstone
The jade typically is imagined to be forever green in color but this particular gemstone is naturally available in many other colors like white, red, yellow, lilac, orange, pink, blue, black and brown. Hence to buy real jade of a good quality is a difficult task and you should meticulously go about making the purchase from a reputed jeweler as anybody can cheat you to believe a moonstone for a white jade. The high quality jade is known as Imperial jade and is rare. There are two types of jade’s nephrite which is mostly found in China and Russia and jadeite which is found in Japan and USA. Both these varieties have a hardness of around 7 to 6 mm. The gemstone jade apart from being made into beautiful jewelry is also carved into many traditional artifacts and is used for spiritual or decoration purposes.
Jade pendant – beauty with a purpose
You want to go for a jade pendant because you found it very appealing or you believe in the powers of jade and wish it brings you luck. Whatever maybe the reason to buy a jade pendant, its surly is a beauty you would be proud to behold. You could go for a varied range of jade pendants carved or plain, green or the transparent white, on a silver or platinum or gold chain. The design style of the jade pendant could be contemporary, sleek and stylish or traditional. The olive green jade is pretty popular and looks good in an ornate setting of oxidized silver, even white jade in a simple setting of silver would suite any casual or formal occasion. Typically jade pendant comes in shapes like circle, oval, and rectangle. There are pendants which are carved in to beautiful motifs. There are jade pendants from China which come in elaborate oriental designs. Jade luckily has many varieties of colors to choose from, you could have many jade pendants to match with every different dress and occasion. As you want to buy a pendant you could have a variety of different color pendants for the same neck chain, this won’t be very exorbitant and if you have the passion for jade, buying pendant of every color available won’t be heavy on the pocket too.
Jade is popular from ancient times
The hardness of jade is amazing and the stone is strong because of its hardness this makes it durable and sturdy. Jade in ancient times was also used in weapons because of its hardness, only later it started getting used in ornaments and decoration items. Jade is a popular gemstone in ancient Chinese culture and even in the present day China jade is widely used. The Chinese artisans even have carved spiritual people on jade and that is used as a pendant believed to protect the wearer and impart wisdom. According to Chinese astrology, the zodiac animal symbols are carved on jade and worn as pendants to bring luck. According to Feng shui the jade artifacts are kept at home as well as in the car for good luck. From China and Central America jade was exported to Europe and the Royal fraternity took a passion to wear jade as jewelry, and jade became popular worldwide because of the color green which looked like emerald, the stones hardness and the light refraction capability.
Jade’s mystical properties
From ancient times worldwide jade is considered to bring peace and open the wearer’s eyes and heart to love and positive energy within himself and in the material world around him. It’s been considered a sacred stone and is used in sacred spiritual practices. There’s also a belief that jade promotes longevity and balances the emotional ups and downs in the wearer to give him a fruitful and prosperous life. Jade is believed to help the wearer overcome his fears and move forward with self confidence and power to succeed. The stone also protects the wearer from negative forces and brings in harmony and positive energy. This stone is also believed to enhance the love between couples and hence is popular gift among lovers.
How to go about buying a jade pendant
The easiest way to go about buying jade pendant is to look in to websites on the net and make a decision and order through card. For first time buyers you need to go for little time taking procedure of surfing many websites offering the same service and then deciding on one that has many design varieties, reasonable price ranges, good customer support and reliable delivery. You need to select the one that suites your budget and comfort level. There are many information sites on the net giving you all the information on the gemstone, its origin and the price categories too. If someone in your friends or family circle has bought some jewelry on the net then take a lead from them. There are websites available on the net selling just the gemstone, you can buy the gemstone and make it into the pendant of your liking from you jeweler. This will cut the cost and you will get your customized jade pendant. There are jewelers owning shops dealing with the export import of gemstones who will sell jade pendants. You can personally go and choose and buy the jade pendant from a jewelry shop. For this you don’t have to be a novice and let the jeweler fool you. You can go prepared by surfing through many information sites on the net on jade the gemstone. You have all the information on jade, no one can take you for a ride and sell you a fake, with your new found gemstone knowledge you can keep the jeweler on his toes and get the right value for your money and time.