I added some gifts that are not jade. They are from my personal collection. When I was going to China at least once each year, I read a lot about China, in novels and non-fiction. One of the books sets I read included a book "Red Mansions". A friend gave me a vintage plate with one of the "beauties" on it. Then when I was shopping in Beijing in an older part of the city I found two of the classic inside painted glass bottles with a "beauty" on each one.
I really love those inside painted bottles and have quite a collection of them. But the Beauties bottles are extremely nice, I don't think made for "tourists", rather for local Chinese people who enjoy their culture. I put the bottles and the plate in the gift section for sale.
I went outside this evening to look at the Super Moon. It's been very cloudy here all day, and I didn't see it, so I went out an hour later. It still wasn't completely visible, mostly the glow from it was all I could see. Then for a few seconds the clouds broke and I saw it. My jade bangle also picked up the glow from the moon. Too bad I couldn't get a photo because it was so beautiful. Jade is always beautiful, but some lighting situations make it look awesome.
|Light shining through Ying Yu Jade "luminous" bangle bracelets|