Sunday, August 13, 2017

Should I Buy a Jade Bangle Bracelet? Yes, and Here's Reasons

 New customers often ask: "should I buy a jade bangle bracelet for myself?"  The answer is "yes".  And here's why.

Wearing jade makes you feel better.  Most customers tell me that when they get their new jade bangle bracelet in the mail, and open it, seeing it "for real" the first time makes them happy. 

Then they put it on,  and often feel a sense of what the qi energy is from the different colors and varied shades of green.  They may not be able articulate it, put the feeling words, but it gives them positive feeling, like happiness, joy, peace, well being, spirituality. 

If your jade doesn't give you those positive feelings, you didn't choose the "best one" for you.  Contact me and we'll do an exchange, and I'll make it as easy as possible.

I've been wearing my vintage, old carved jadeite bangle bracelet during these hot summer months.  It's not a real "green" jade, it's subtle, "smokey", but the carving is symbolic of how I want to feel.  This week I was going through inventory of pre-2000 older Burmese jadeite bangle bracelets, to choose some to add to the web site. When I opened one of the packets, I actually got shivers all over.  You would think I would be used to being around jade all the time, that it wouldn't have any effect on me,   and that's why it's my passion because I never get tired of it.  The packet contained an old mine jadeite bangle bracelet that didn't seem like it was special.  And it's about 2mm smaller than my usual size, so it was difficult to put on my wrist.  I continued going through the jade bangles, and when I got done, I started to take it off.  My wrist and knuckles were still swollen from putting it on, and I had to leave it on.  I noticed that it seemed to look different.  The green veins were more obvious and it was already getting the "glow" that good, older and more translucent jadeite gets as you wear it.  And I noticed that the area that made it look pale and and not like a special jade bangle bangle now looked like a "cloud".  And I felt peace and serenity through myself, body mind and spirit.



I have a significant inventory of unlisted old mine jadeite bangle bracelets.  But I also have a drawer full and jewelry stand amoire full of jade I kept for myself.  And I was feeling guilty about keeping another one for myself.  It has a value of $800-1200, and keeping it would be like "buying" it, so I can understand how customers feel about questioning if they should buy a jade bangle, or another jade bangle.

If the jade appeals to you, the good feelings you will get from it are priceless.

And if you need a better price, let me know what you offer, and we'll see what we can work out.

I'm very happy when customers tell me how much they love their jade, and how it makes them feel.



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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Want to Wear a Jade Bangle Bracelet, but Can't Wear One? Jade Bead Bracelet Option

Over the almost 20 years selling jade and helping women (and men) find their best jade bangle bracelet, I have worked with some people who just cannot wear a jade bangle bracelet.  Usually it's for health reasons.  Maybe the bones on hands and wrists are changing.  But they want to wear jade on their wrist.

An option is to take your jade bangle to a jeweler and get it cut, and fastener added so it opens and closes.  One problem is finding a jeweler who will do that.  Another problem is someone who doesn't carve jade for living may break the jade bangle.  And another reason is the Chinese belief that when a jade bangle bracelet is broken, all the qi and good luck go out of it.  I have felt broken jade bangle bracelets, and they really do feel different, "dead". Broken Burmese jadeite bangle bracelet lose their "chime".

An option to wearing a jade bangle bracelet is wearing a jade bead bracelet. 

If you like Chinese jade, Ying Yu Jade has a selection of beautiful natural Chinese jade bead bracelets.  In fact, the bead bracelets were one of the first jade items that started Ying Yu Jade sales.

Chinese Jade Bead Bracelet

If you love Burmese jadeite, Jade Heaven added new jadeite bead bracelets this weekend, different qualities and colors, all genuine and natural grade A.  


Green Burmese Jadeite Bead Bracelet

Small Varied White Jadeite Bead Bracelet
 


And of course, jade bead bracelets look fabulous when you wear them with your regular jade bangle bracelet.

My personal jadeite bangle bracelet with beads between for protection

Yes, I have a passion for jade!  It's not just a business for me.  I buy and sell only the quality of jade that I personally keep and wear.  That's how "Ying Yu's Jewelry Box" started:  too much jade in my jewelry box that needs to be on a wrist.




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Monday, July 31, 2017

Why People Wear Jade: Wisdom and Compassion

Politics throughout the world seem to be in turmoil, especially in USA.  I wish I could send every politician, the leaders and congress people, jade with soft lavender, perhaps some white "cloud" veins, and a few green veins for "yang" (deeper color).

Lavender jade color has qi energy related to the central inner meridian of the body.  The five main meridians, lung, heart, liver, kidney and spleen, are Chinese medicine body functions, and there is emotional qi included.  The inner circle meridian is related to emotions, especially wisdom and compassion. 

I listed a Burmese jadeite bangle bracelet grade A with certificate of gemology testing a few weeks ago, but was torn because I love it.  Although it's not my size, too large, I often held it while meditating.  The energy was so profound for me, and my compassion increased.  And amazingly, it would "glow" when I "returned" from meditation mode.  It didn't change color, but has a subtle inner glow.  There are several jadeite bangle bracelets with the lavender qi energy of wisdom and compassion listed.  We try to capture that "glow" when taking photos, but that just doesn't happen.  However, #8524 was photographed after holding it awhile, meditating, and some of the "glow" is visible.

#8525 "Wisdom and Compassion" Burmese Jadeite Grade A Bangle Bracelet  

There's  a more "yin" softer color "wisdom and compassion" qi energy jadeite bangle bracelet that's the "old mine" jadeite, mined around the year 2000.  BB2579 was purchase when I was shopping in China near the Burma border in 2003.  The photo doesn't show how beautiful it really is because it's been in storage a long time.  I would buy all the jade bangles I had money for, and the ability to take back to USA when I went shopping in China, and still have some from "way back" that I haven't listed. 

BB2378 "Wisdom and Compassion" Old Mine Burmese Jadeite Grade A Bangle Bracelet

Imagine how our world would be if our leaders, politicians, and all of us on earth had more wisdom and compassion.   Oh...then it would be "heaven".


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Why Can't I Find My One Perfect Jade Bangle?

I am never without one of my jade bangle bracelets on my wrist.  Except for when I get my once a month massage.  I don't want my jade bangle to be in the way of my massage therapist.  She has worked on me for several years, knows what my body needs, and works so smoothly a hard jade bangle bracelet seems out of place. 

And of course massage changes your body.  Your muscles, tendons and qi points get a good workout.  When I came home and got cleaned up, ready to put on my jade bangle bracelet, it didn't seem to be "the right one".  I went through my collection and the one that felt "just right" was one of my favorites.  The qi energy is very yin, they symbols of bats, lotus and bamboo felt meaningful and the old, old age of it felt comforting.






Customs searching for a jade bangle often ask questions, advice and help choosing.  Some spend weeks, months, until they decide on "the perfect jade bangle bracelet".   I know they want to receive it ASAP so I ship the same day if possible by priority mail so it can be on their wrist within 2-3 days.  They usually love it, and wear it all the time.  Then, a few months later, they find another one they like.  And they ask: "why can't I find my one perfect jade bangle bracelet?"  

Because you, your body change every day.  The energy that attracts you to a certain piece of jade is because it will be helpful to you now, like "medicine".  But as you change, so do your desires for jade. 

But, yes, you certainly can wear the same jade bangle bracelet every day, all the time, if it feels right for you and you have no desire to change.

And yes, if you choose another jade bangle bracelet, you will probably find a time in your life when one you have but are not wearing will feel "just right" for you again.

Blog readers know I change my jade bangle every few weeks or months.  I have a drawer full of my personal jade bangle bracelets, but there are only 3 I wear most of the time.  The other ones I wear for certain occasions because of the color, the carving.  And those that I have in that drawer, but never wear, are the ones that sometimes get listed in Ying Yu's Jewelry Box Collection.

But....it's not easy for me to "set them free".




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Friday, July 14, 2017

What Does My Jade Bangle Bracelet Mean? Dark Green and Lavender Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

Wearing jade feels so "personal", it's not just a gemstone.  And people want to know "what does my jade bangle mean".  Today I listed a new jadeite bangle bracelet that I wanted to keep for myself because of the color, the quality and the slenderness.

  
 Slender and elegant, gorgeous green and lavender Burmese jadeite bangle bracelet, genuine and natural grade A.  This is the size and dimensions of jade bangle bracelets usually saved for Chinese women, not for export to "foreigners".  Part of this jade bangle is deep green (yang) and part is light lavender (yin), balancing according to the Dao, and Chinese medicine.  Green color jade has qi energy for health of body, mind and spirit, and lavender jade for wisdom, deep connections and intuitiveness.  If you are looking for the kind of jade Chinese women cherish, this is it. Quite a few women have asked me for this slender sizing in the newer Burmese jadeite bangle bracelets with certificate of gemology testing.  It's rare to find them because most that I buy from China now are made for export, and the "best ones" are kept for local women.

You can click on the photo to get more information, and see if it's still available for purchase.


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Sunday, July 9, 2017

What Does Pink Jade Mean? Do You Have Blue Jade Bangle Bracelets? Natural color, of course

The search terms people use to find my jade web sites help me to understand what customers like and are looking for.  And I can check my products to make sure the search tags that relate to what customers look for are done right.

I've been seeing a lot of search terms for: "blue jade bangle bracelet", "natural real pink jade bangle", "what does pink jade mean?"


What does pink jade mean?  For one thing, it's not natural color.  Sometimes the searcher means something else, usually what is lavender color and its meaning. Jade natural colors are green, honey/brown, honey "hong" reddish color, honey/yellow, charcoal (all black is not natural), white, lavender.  Definitely not blue color. When people tell me I'm wrong about pink and blue jade are not natural colors because there are "natural blue, natural pink, jade bangles available, I decided to take a look at Etsy.  And sure enough, there are quite a few listings that state pink, blue are natural genuine jade. 

Etsy listing for not natural blue and maybe not even real jade

Etsy listing for not natural pink and maybe not even real jade




Jade Heaven also has an Etsy store. I am considering closing the store because Etsy is getting like eBay, dishonest listings about jade and when I contact Etsy about it, they don't "do" anything, and tell me I'm wrong. 


The "blue jade" and "pink jade" sold on Etsy sure are pretty, but they are not natural, and probably not genuine jade.  And I'm sorry people use those descriptions to sell their "jade" because it adds to the confusion about jade.  Earning sales dishonestly at the expense of the buyer only brings bad Karma, because Etsy and eBay are in business for the $$$.




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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Low Prices on High Quality Jadeite Bangle Bracelets: 1 for Me, 5 for Sale

If you haven't visited Jade Heaven and checked out the Burmese jadeite bangle bracelets with certificates, you are missing really good, low prices.  In fact, some customers are asking "what's wrong with them?" when they see the price under $200.

The only thing "wrong" with them is that I have so many in inventory that I'm reluctant to purchase more.  My supplier in China is offering me beautiful jadeite bangle bracelets that are larger sizes, 60-64mm, and that size is limited.  So my selfish reason for low sale price is I love to buy jade, unpack the box and relish in touching, trying on one gorgeous jade bangle after another.

And what happens is that I find one that I love in my size range for every 5 I unpack.  To limit myself, I have a large jewelry amoire (full) and a dresser drawer (full and overflowing).  I'm also featuring some of the jade bangle bracelets I keep for myself.

Ying Yu's Jewelry Box Amoire full of Jade Bangle Bracelets

Jade bangle I love and listed "Yin Yu's Jewelry Box


The Burmese jadeite grade A bangle bracelets with certificate will be featured with sale price on Jade Heaven Sale and JadeBangleBracelets Sale pages.  The selection will rotate, so you can check back to see what's been added at low price.

Although I love all these jade bangles, I know they needs wrists to be on, to share their qi energy with your body qi energy to "glow" and look good, feel great.


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