Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Jade Bangle Bracelets at Twilight: Lavender Jade

I walk most evenings at sunset.  It's good exercise while unwinding at the end of the day.  When I look at the sky, it's so blissful and uplifting.  Today was the first day in quite awhile we didn't have rain, and it was hot 89 degrees while I was walking.  The half moon was shining in a sky that was truly gorgeous. I took a photo with my iPhone:

The colors seemed so much like the jadeite bangle bracelets on Jade Heaven that have the "lavender hues".

#8555 Burmese jadeite bangle bracelets soft lavender hues

#8544 Burmese jadeite bangle bracelets lavender hues

Lavender color has qi energy for intuition, wisdom, spirituality.  And natural color grade A jadeite has the most beautiful color, so much better than color treated.  The lavender color may not be "dramatic" and the entire jade piece lavender, but natural color jade has the qi energy to give you the good feelings. 

Like walking at sunset and twilight.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How Did Your Jade Look During the Solar Eclipse?

Yesterday morning prior to the Solar Eclipse, a long time customer purchased an old  mine Burmese jadeite bangle bracelet she had been looking at for months, maybe years.  Talk about an auspicious time to purchase jade!  She always asks to have the jade energetically cleansed and filled with good qi energy. 

It was almost time for the eclipse here in central Florida.  We were in an area where we would get 85% of the eclipse, but it was also cloudy during the eclipse time.  I took the jade bangle outdoors in the natural light to do a Reiki cleansing and qi filling.  I also put some of my personal jade bangle bracelets on my wrist, then some of the other old mine Burmese jadeite bangle bracelets.    Husband was monitoring the eclipse progress scientifically, and I monitored it energetically.  When he said it was about half way, the "evening animals" started their sounds, their nature music.  And I marveled at the good "glow" in the jade.

The "old mine" jadeite it refer to is Burmese jadeite I purchased in China prior to the jadeite embargo of "all things jadeite that was mined in Burma".  Most of the purchases were made when I traveled south in China close to the Burma border, and bargained, bought them directly from jade carvers.  I could see the jadeite rough they used,  as genuine and natural, and since I purchased so many at a time, the bargaining experience established a small business relationship, often ending with a traditional tea ceremony.  Most of their jadeite rough was purchase prior to the year 2000, in the past century, and this kind of jade is rarely available now.  At that time I was still working a "real job", and took every dollar I saved up during the year to spend on jade in China when I went for my shopping trip.   So I still have quite a few from that time, which is rare for jade sellers to have this kind.

What makes it special compared to today's more modern jade is the translucence.  The newer jade does have beautiful color, but is made slightly more sturdy, inside to outside more jade in the bangle bracelets, because today's modern woman is active, works, and needs more jade substance than the empresses and concubines of the Dynasty eras. So even if the modern jadeite has some translucence, it's not as obvious because of the thickness of the piece.

An example of this old mine jadeite is  JHBB551

JHBB551 "Glowing" Translucent Burmese Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

It has soft color, yin (the best kind of jade for women) soft green, and translucence.  I bought this one for myself, it's my size, and I purchased two because they were so pretty.  This is one I took outside during the eclipse.

And yes, the jadeite bangle bracelets seemed to have a special energy, a glow, during the eclipse. 

And I think I still have a "glow" inside from being present in it, with all the lovely jade.

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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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