"Jade" China Favorite Tip by Sharrie

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  White Jade
by Sharrie

Favorite thing: In China, JADE is a precious stone; namely the pure white jade. Though they may come in green, brown or even black, the white jade is most highly valued. Jade symbolises nobility & purity & is thought to be empowered with magical & life-giving properties. It's not uncommon to hear stories of people falling from high floors but didn't suffer any major injuries because they were wearing some jade pendants or bangles. How true that is I'm not certain; don't put it to test unless you have to!!!

Jade is also thought to be like crystal - a guardian against evil spirits & diseases. During the ancient times, jade had also been used to prevent decomposition of the imperial families by burying the deceased with opulent jade suits!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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