Chinese Jade refers to the jade mined or carved in China from the Neolithic
onward. It is the primary hardstone of Chinese sculpture. Although deep and
Jade has a history in China of at least four thousands years. Unknown to some, it
is found contained within the development of religion and civilization.
Jade has always been a favored gemstone in China, which is considered a lucky
charm and full of virtue by the Chinese people.
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In Chinese, "jade"(yu 玉) refers to a fine, beautiful stone with a warm color and
rich luster, that is skillfully carved. In Chinese culture, jade symbolizes nobility, ...
Jade Carving in China (c.4900 BCE onwards): Nephrite and Jadeite Carved
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Why was jade so precious in ancient China? There are a number of reasons why
jade was considered so important. Jade is not only beautiful to look at, but also ...
Slideshow: Ancient Chinese Jades. Head ornament. line art drawing of mask
motif from jade China, late Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-2250
Jade has long been closely associated with the Chinese culture. In the Chinese
people's eyes, jade has a lot of significance, meaning, and power attached to it.