Jade has been used to create some of the world’s finest jewellery
Our bead repository includes a number of highly prized semi-precious stones – such as our jade collection. In this collection, the package contains 22 marble-like Jade Balls – a stunning 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 colour or how each individual bead has been shaped or carved. The majority of our jade has been 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 ‘Imperial Jade Balls’ in this collection have been heavily discounted and now work out to cost roughly $1.31 each and definitely belong in your jewellery-making box – and an essential ingredient in ethnic-style tribal or statement jewellery such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and anklets.