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Importance of Jade in Chinese Culture

What is Jade Gemstone?

Jade is a metamorphic rock that is naturally colored green, red, yellow, or white. When it polished and treated, the vibrant colors of jade can be extraordinary. The most popular kind of jade in Chinese culture is green jade, which has an emerald hue. 

Called 玉 (yù) in Chinese, jade is important to Chinese culture because of its beauty, practical use, and social value.

Importance of Jade in Chinese Culture

The importance of Jade stone in Chinese culture is reflected in its status as a symbol of goodness, preciousness and beauty. To the Chinese, jade stone is also the embodiment of the Confucian virtues of courage, wisdom, modesty, justice and compassion. The polish and brilliance of jade stone is considered by the Chinese to be representative of purity while its compactness and hardness reflect intelligence.

Many jewelers today have also come up with modern and avant-garde designs for the incorporation of jade stone into jewelry. Shop HN Jewelry Jade Collection here!

 

modern design jade and marquise diamond ring

A jade ring with modern and avant-garde design