My orders are always quite large, so he buys the jade rough directly from the jade mines and chooses very good quality and color. The rough doesn't look very attractive, but he knows how to choose genuine and natural good quality jade.
|Chinese Jade Rough|
Then he carves them so they will be as smooth and polished as possible. There's a saying: "the jade carver always leaves something behind" so they are not "perfect". We want minimal work done on them so they remain as natural and traditional as possible. Then he makes the metal parts. These are designed to not only hold in the jade roller, but also to make them adjustable, so the person who uses the jade roller can have an easy roll or one that is tighter. The metal parts are glued on to preserve the jade from getting any chemicals or heat. If they fall apart during shipping, I can glue the part together, and the customer can glue if anything falls apart so they can continue to use the jade roller. It's not "broken" if you receive the jade roller with a metal part that came off during shipping. You can easily glue it back on.
Sometimes the jade carver can find a person to make a mold of protective cushioning that fits the large jade roller boxes, so they ship more safely and make a good presentation when you open the box.
|Large Double Ying Yu Jade Roller with custom made box|
I have had customers who place regular orders for jade rollers that they searched online and found them cheaper, but stay with Ying Yu Jade rollers because they are much better quality than others. Working with my associate in China and the jade carver for more than 15 years makes a difference. You get genuine natural jade, (not plastic or fake jade), well made, adjustable, and this means you not only get good quality, you get the traditional good qi energy of the jade that Chinese doctors have cherished for centuries.
|Ying Yu Jade Roller CollectionLeft to Right: Acu Roller with "needles",Practitioners Style Jade Roller, Classic Large Double Jade Roller, Medium Roller, Small Roller|