Raw black jade stone & jewelryMost black jadeite jade is used for jewelry and there it's a pendant people prefer, actually there is often a real artwork behind the carving.
The themes are mythical dragon and all kind of Buddha carvings plus Chinese Taoism ideas. If someone buy this they pay quite some money for because it's rare and it needs to inspire the artist to get creative.
This is a very rare version of the mineral which only occurs when a high amount of iron oxide and graphite was available during creation of the stone, the present of both resulted into that totally dark color.
For many people this symbolizes the power of protection.
It is projected into black jade In physical and mental terms, but as usual there is no evidence, its imagination. Some say it instills the emotions of calm and serenity in the person who wear the object. There are many myths on various jade colors and black is a magnificent example of a magical color that this stone can hold. People usually wear it as pendants and bracelets.
Variants are pieces of the gemstone where dark lines or spots are running through. The totally dark color show somehow the variety of the mineral because between here and white everything is available.
Pendants, bangles and beads are the most popular black jade jewelry.
Raw black jade
|Rough black jade rock|
|Black beads as a bracelet|
|Beaded jewelry made from various semi precious stones|
|The necklace shop|
As it is visible in the pictures
often some veins of other colors run through the stone. It shows the skills of the artist when he is able to integrate this meaningful into a sculpture.
Pendant with carved birds
|Bracelets for sale at Bogjoke Market|