Friday, October 24, 2008


Many women love diamonds. But in the old China, there was no diamond, but jade.

A lot of emperors and rich people had their belongings, ornaments and jewelry made of jade. It didn’t only represent their superiority and privilege, but also protect them from the evil spirits.

This stone is very human-oriented. Why? If you wear a jade pendent, you will realize it. The more you wear it, the greener it is.

But how does it protect one from evil spirit? I heard this story from my schoolmate several years ago. She wore her jade pendent all the time. She never took it off. One day after getting out of shower, she saw from the mirror that the jade had half of it left. It looked very strange to her. So, she looked down at her pendent. It was in a whole and good shape. She looked back to the mirror again. It was just half of it.

Then, she knew that some evil sprits tried to approach her. It was this jade protecting her from their harm. At the end, she threw the jade away. It was because it had already carried out its mission. It was not able to protect its owner again.

Was that true? I really don’t know and don’t mean to scare you. But I just want to show you the importance of this precious stone to the Chinese society.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of fake products out there. Some professional can even tell. If you really want to buy one, go to the well-known stores.

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