by Ms Nandita Ray
Jade earrings can be disc shaped or oval, dangling, hoop type, tear drop shaped. Any form looks attractive. A solitaire Jade set in filigree encasing of gold or silver looks very attractive. Green looks bright against the gold or silver and is very appropriate for office wear.
Earring is the most common form of adornment of the human body. It is now unisex. Anybody can flaunt a small stud to a swinging chandelier. The choice is yours. Among the host of precious and semi precious gems that are found on the planet, Jadeite or Jade to the layman, is quite a popular gemstone. Jade and Nephrite are considered Jade, the only difference is their chemical makeup. These are ornamental stones and are two forms of silicate. Jadeite is pyroxene while Nephrite is a form of amphibole.
Jade or Yu in Chinese is a very popular gemstone in Asia. It is hugely popular in China and its popularity is getting world wide recognition. It stimulates creativity and mental agility. Though Jade is rare and considered more precious than its cousin the Nephrite. In both the minerals, the color distribution is uneven. Veins and streaks run through them. Nephrite is usually dark green or grey green. It can also be white, yellowish or red in color. Jadeite sports colors from pink, violet, brown and green.
Jade is usually collected as an antique. Figurines are also popular. However, innovation and imagination has made this gem a much wanted piece of jewelry. It can be set in a very modern form or in the traditional way. Though the value of Jade depends on its color and clarity, all types are welcomed.
Jade earrings can be disc shaped or oval, dangling, hoop type, tear drop shaped. Any form looks attractive. A solitaire Jade set in filigree encasing of gold or silver looks very attractive. Green looks bright against the gold or silver and is very appropriate for office wear. A pair of Jade studs is smart and simple. It can be made in pinks, violets or black Jade. Oval, round, square of rectangular shapes are easily made and found.
Heart shaped jade, especially a pink one is the perfect gift for your Valentine. It becomes a statement when surrounded with diamonds. The diamonds also add to its worth. It can also be circled by seed pearls. This too looks pretty. The creamy white of the pearls offsets the pink and violet and even green of the Jade. With black Jade the contrast is absolutely stunning and makes a perfect wear for the evening.
A cluster of Jadeite beds of various colors can make a striking pair of danglers. Beads of various colors can be threaded with gold or silver and this adds to the value of the earring. Hanging like a bunch of grapes or a cluster of buds or just a long dangler is the fashion today. Pink, violet intermixed with spinach green makes a good combination. Carved Jade earrings are also in. Carved in various forma, flowers, hearts, dragons, bells also make interesting earrings. Lavender Lady Drop Earring is also quite attractive.
Jade earrings are also fashioned into Chinese characters to bring luck or symbols of good fortune. Double carp fish, Money turtle, Jade Lucky frog, Jade Lucky Knot, Jade Buddha, Money Chilly, are all fashioned into earrings. Jade Zodiac signs are also made into earrings. They can be fashioned into studs, clip on, drops or hoops. Using 14 karat gold these earrings are stylish and affordable.
Jade earrings are an asset and an investment. Good Jade is rare and expensive and is a fine substitute for emerald. If you want to be well attired and have a well groomed appearance, Jade earrings of various colors and shapes will always prove to be an asset in your wardrobe.