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 100 Chunky Jade Chip Stones - an essential addition to the ethnic necklace you are planning to create – and great for spacing out feature beads!
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.
That said, the Chunky Jade Chip Stones in this collection have been heavily discounted and now work out to cost roughly $0.15 each and definitely belong in your jewellery-making box. All contain a decent 1mm centre-drill hole which is suitable for threading with 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.
Larger discounted quantities available on request, while stocks last.