Jade was famous due to its spirituality. In China it was treated as an amulet to avoid evil or bad luck, and was given different magic power from ancient period. Chinese loved it also because of its natural color and difficult process. In ancient period, normally, jade was the treasure of people which was considered as a precious jade jewelry due to its rareness.
Jade is also called jadeite in mineralogy. It is an aggregate of mineral. Jade was originally the name of a kind of bird. It was recorded in Chinese ancient article that halcyon was red feather and the kingfisher was green feather. Later people found the stone as beautiful color as the kingfisher, then they called it jade from that time on.
Jade usually has the color of green, white, light green, light pink, red, yellow and black. The fresh green is the main feature of the jade. The very delicate quality of the jade is the famous point, people love its fresh green in semi transparency. It has high value due to the rare quantity in the world. It is easy to get the gold while hard to buy a piece of jade.
According to the statistic record, it shows that the jade, especially the highest grade, has rose up recent years. In Hong kong market, one hundred thousand Hong kong dollars is a common price for a piece of jade, even a million or ten million Hong kong dollars is also not strange. Though the price is higher and higher, the demand of the jade is increasing, people still love it without any hesitation.
Though the price is higher and higher, the demand of the jade is increasing, people still love it without any hesitation. The highest price on record was in 1997 at 7590 thousand Hong kong dollars for a jade ring, while another delicate jade bracelet was crystal clear with the price at 12 million Hong kong dollars in 1995. It shows how the people are infatuated with the jade.
As the jade is rare and the price is high, most precious jade are collected by those collectors. So many people prefer to choose some other stones. As a common decoration, the jade with high price is too expensive and without any value for them. Actually those stones like Australian stone, Malay stone, etc. These stone is not good as the jade, but as a common decoration, they are good enough.