Item Description
 

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

Prehistoric and Historic China:

 

 

 

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.

Prehistoric and Early Historic Korea:

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.

M¨¡ori:

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.

Mesoamerica:

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Jade pendant, found in a tomb in  Tikal Guatemala

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. [3]