Here we have a collection of 11 burnt Jade barrel beads with an attractive Chinese sacral script - enough to make an astute bead collector drool or make an exciting addition to a bead collection.
It’s always nice to have a selection of semi-precious beads on hand to use when creating a lovely pair of earrings, a bracelet or necklace dangle or pendant, or even as a keyring feature – your choice.
This orange coloured Jade stone has endured a natural process of changing from its natural green to a burnt orange through adverse climatic conditions.
Jade beads are popular with beaders bent on creating ethnic-style tribal or boho-style statement jewellery because of their beautiful green colour or how each individual bead has been shaped or carved. The majority of our jade is processed in Afghanistan but comes from the Henan region in northern China.
Sources claim that Jade has long been considered to be the ‘Imperial Gem’ – so utmost respect for the semi-precious stone must be attached to its very being.
Because of the stone’s reverence all over Asia – and throughout the centuries, Jade has been used, not only to create many “utilitarian and ceremonial objects, from indoor decorative items to jade burial suits”, it has been used to create some of the finest jewellery.
Purists also believe jade is both complex and spiritual – with healing qualities which have the ability to help cure kidney and loin ailments.
Our worldwide bead repository also contains a number of highly prized semi-precious stones which include Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Rose, Clear, Strawberry, & Cherry Quartz, Moonstone, Blue Lace & Moss Agate, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Green Fluorite, Peridot, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Citrine, Sunstone, Tiger Eye, Mookaite, Peridot, Black, Mahogony, & Snowflake Obsidian, Carnelian, African & Himalayan Turquoise, Opal Art, Golden Amphibole, Red & Rainforest Jasper, Kyanite, Malachite, Aventurine, Prehnite, Chrysoprase, Green Diopside, Tourmaline, Haematite,
While this collection weighs approximately 60 grams, the beads cost $1.81 cents each.
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your order, while some images have been enlarged to show detail.