100% NATURAL JADE BANGLE BRACELETS
This is REAL JADE at an amazing price. Don't take my word about the price, Check it out yourself. You will discover what a great deal these are!
**This auction is for one (1) bangle.**
Natural jade bangle bracelets
100% natural Jade!
Inner diameter between 2 1/4" to 2 ¾
Many Assorted colors and shades . Greens, Reds and Whites!!
All Brand New!! Because these are all natural there are numerous shades of green or RARE red or whitish shades. At these extremely low prices buyers have a color choice of green, red or white . There is no way to post pictures of all individual bracelets. This item is being sold as 100% natural jade. All previous buyers have been very pleased with this item!!
History of Jade
During Neolithic times, the key known sources of nephrite jade in China for utilitarian and ceremonial jade items were the now depleted deposits in the Ningshao area in the Yangtze River Delta ( Liangzhu culture 3400 – 2250 BC ) and in an area of the Liaoning province in Inner Mongolia ( Hongshan culture 4700 – 2200 BC ). Jade was used to create many utilitarian and ceremonial objects, ranging from indoor decorative items to jade burial suits . Jade was considered the "imperial gem". From about the earliest Chinese dynasties until present, the jade deposits in most use were not only from the region of Khotan in the Western Chinese province of Xinjiang but also from other parts of China, like Lantian , Shaanxi . There, white and greenish nephrite jade is found in small quarries and as pebbles and boulders in the rivers flowing from the Kuen-Lun mountain range northward into the Takla-Makan desert area. River jade collection was concentrated in the Yarkand , the White Jade ( Yurungkash ) and Black Jade ( Karakash ) Rivers. From the Kingdom of Khotan , on the southern leg of the Silk Road , yearly tribute payments consisting of the most precious white jade were made to the Chinese Imperial court and there transformed into objects d'art by skilled artisans as jade was considered more valuable than gold or silver .
Jadeite, with its bright emerald-green, pink, lavender, orange and brown colors was imported from Burma to China only after about 1800. The vivid green variety became known as Feicui ( ôä´ä ) or Kingfisher (feathers) Jade. It quickly replaced nephrite as the imperial variety of jade.
The use of jade and other greenstone was a long-term tradition in Korea (c. 850 B.C. - A.D. 668). Jade is found in small numbers of pit-houses and burials . The craft production of small comma -shaped and tubular 'jades' using materials such as jade, microcline , jasper , etc in southern Korea originates from the Middle Mumun Pottery Period (c. 850-550 B.C.) (Bale and Ko 2006). Comma-shaped jades are found on some of the gold crowns of Silla royalty (c. A.D. 300/400-668) and sumptuous elite burials of the Korean Three Kingdoms . After the state of Silla united the Korean Peninsula in A.D. 668, the widespread popularization of death rituals related to Buddhism resulted in the decline of the use of jade in burials as prestige mortuary goods.
Nephrite jade in New Zealand is known as pounamu in the M¨¡ori language , and is highly valued, playing an important role in M¨¡ori culture . It is considered a taonga , or treasure, and therefore protected under the Treaty of Waitangi , and the exploitation of it is restricted and closely monitored. The South Island of New Zealand is Te Wai Pounamu in M¨¡ori - "The [land of] Greenstone Water" - because greenstone used to be easily obtainable in rivers. An alternative (and more probable) Maori place-name for the South Island is Te Wahl Pounamu -"The Place of Greenstone".
Weapons and ornaments were made of it; in particular the ' mere ' (short club), and the Hei-tiki (neck pendant). These were believed to have their own mana , handed down as valuable heirlooms, and often given as gifts to seal important agreements. With no metal tools, it was also used for a range of tools such as adzes .
In New Zealand English the normal term is " greenstone " and jewellery of it in M¨¡ori designs is widely popular with locals of all races, and with tourists - although much of the jade itself is now imported from British Columbia and elsewhere.
Jade was a rare and valued material in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica . The only source from which the various indigenous cultures , such as the Olmec and Maya , for example, could obtain jade was located in the Motagua River valley in Guatemala . Jade was largely an elite good, and was usually carved in a variety ways, whether serving as a medium upon which hieroglyphs were inscribed, or shaped into symbolic figurines . Generally, the material was highly symbolic, and it was often employed in the performance of ideological practices and rituals .
Today, Guatemala produces jadeite in a variety of colors, ranging from soft translucent lilac, blue, green, yellow, and black. It is also the source of new colors, including "rainbow jade" and the unique "Galactic Gold," a black jadeite with natural incrustations of gold, silver and platinum. 
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