I went to a gem show this weekend. I will write about my experiences there in some of the following blogs, but couldn't wait to show off one of the jades I found there. I was digging around a corner of odds and ends of beads and suddenly came across a small bag of these round hollow carved with holes jadeite beads approximately 18".
My first thought was it would look great on a chain, by itself. Then I thought about my Pandora bracelet, and wondered if the hole would be large enough to fit on the bracelet. I purchased the entire bag of these beads. As soon as I got home, I tried to put the bead on both my Pandora and Chamilia bracelets, and it fit on both.
And it sure did look good on a chain by itself.
I'm torn between my urge to hoard, and my excitement about sharing, so decided to add most of them to the Ying Yu Jade web site. They will be at a Daily Special price on Tuesday May 5. AND the other part of the Daily Special is that I will give away one of these beads on a silver chain necklace to one lucky winner. Everyone who orders anything Tuesday will be entered in the contest for the drawing. Be sure to write "Drawing" in the comments box when you place an order.
You will notice some other jade beads on the Chamilia bracelet. I like Pandora bracelets, but liked the smaller size of the Chamilia bracelet and they way it wrapped around my wrist for a closer fit. The other beads include some of the hollow carved beads we sell, and there's still one more lavender bead like the one in the photo. The barrel shaped bead in the middle is also jadeite, purchased many years ago. It is accented with sterling silver, and looks great on the bracelet as well as on a chain. That was the first jade bead of that style I ever purchased and I have always been on the lookout for more hollow tube beads.
So Tuesday May 5, you get a discount on the new hollow carved jadeite bead and a chance to win one on a chain. I might even start the Daily Special before midnight tonight! Limited quantity, get one while you can.