Nicole is wearing a beautiful Halais Green Traditional Jade Necklace and Amanda is wearing a Copan Lavender Jade Necklace made in Guatemala by an Italian designer.
Have you ever wanted to know how to make Jade Jewelry? How about the meaning of and origin of jade gemstones? At South Of Exotic, fine silver and gemstone jewelry, you can learn about the traditional process of how our jade jewelry is custom made just for you. Our jade jewelry artisans in Guatemala will walk you through the process they follow to make our beautiful jade necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.
Jade jewelry is not only considered as beautiful gemstone, it also has a significant meaning for those with knowledge about it. Jade is an ancient stone, and an emblem of love. In China, if jade stone is carved into the form of a butterfly, it is seen as a powerful symbol used to draw love into your life. Jade is also used in some countries to bring money into your life and create a positive attitude towards it. Others believe that the Jade Stone is a protective amulet, guarding against accidents and misfortune.
In the pre-Columbian Mesoamerica period, Jade Stone was an uncommon and valued material. The Mayas, Aztecs and Olmecs of Central America also honored and admired jade and held its value above gold. The only source, where Olmec and Mayans could obtain Jade Stone was in the Motagua River valley in Guatemala. The stones were extremely symbolic, and were often used in ideological practices and rituals. There are actually over 45 different colors of natural jade stones that can be found in Guatemala, making it a must travel to destination for jade lovers.
Central America and Asia were not the only places that place a deep symbolical meaning on the Jade stone. In ancient Egypt, Jade was venerated as a gem of love, inner peace, harmony and balance. Long ago in New Zeeland, jade was actually used for carving weapons; a tradition which has continued till present day.
Whether you believe in jades symbolic meanings from different countries, or you simply love how the stones can spice up your wardrobe, we have the perfect jade jewelry designs for your unique style. Jade embodies the Confucian virtues of wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage, yet it also symbolizes the sensual woman.
Now that you have learned a little bit about the history and symbolism of jade, you will appreciate just how much care and effort goes into crafting each piece of jade jewelry that we carry– “Handcrafted from raw stone and silver into a beautiful work of art”. It is amazing to see how jade jewelry is made by our skilled artisans!
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