Our bead repository includes a number of highly prized semi-precious stones – such as our jade collection. Jade comes in a variety of colours – with the white "mutton-fat" nephrite the most highly praised and prized
In this collection, the package contains 12 Mutton-Fat Yellow Coloured Chinese Jade Flat Diamond Beads – a collectible addition to the ethnic necklace you are planning to create!
Jade beads are popular with beaders bent on creating ethnic-style tribal or boho-style statement jewellery because of their beautiful green and yellow colours 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.
That said, the Mutton-Fat Diamond Jade Beads in this collection, have been heavily discounted and now works out to cost roughly $0.90 each; they definitely belong in your jewellery-making box! The beads allow for the threading of round leather, tigertail or craftline (similar to fishing line).
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your order. But please be mindful that from time to time there may be some minor variations depending on availability.