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location: LG Level, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
- Contemporary oval rings accented with old mine Jadeite beads drop earrings
- Size: 5 (L) x 1.6 (W) cm
- Materials: Natural jadeite, Sterling silver
- Designed and handcrafted in Hong Kong (2003)
Jade is associated with art, culture and history in China to an extent unparalleled by any other material in any other culture. Its history spans at least ten thousand years. It has long been cherished for its multiple functions, diverse shapes, sumptuous decoration, skillful workmanship, and elegant appearance. Unlike other gemstones, Chinese jadeite is lustrous as well as first cool, then warm and smooth to the touch. This characteristic is associated with “Qi” , the life force that powers the universe. It is thought that the qi within a jade piece connects the wearer to this life force helping to bring empowerment and health as well as harmony with the world and one’s relations.
Because of the complex interlocking nature of the molecular structure, jadeite is virtually impossible to carve and has to be slowly ground away by the use of abrasives. It is the toughest gemstone known.
Beginning over three thousand years ago, jade became a stone with profound mystical and spiritual connotations. A craftsman’s hands breathed life into the stone, first creating objects to honor heaven and earth and later jewelry to empower the wearer. Until very recently, access to jadite was limited to rulers and the most elite members of society. It is only in our contemporary times that this gemstone, its beauty and power, is available to those who seek it.
According to ancient Chinese wisdom and emerging contemporary science, when you consciously connect to the power of the universe (Qi - life force) in nature and within yourself you will tap amazing promise. The Promise of the Qi is that it can be purposefully cultivated to empower, heal and maximize you and support harmony and balance in your life, your family, your community and even the world. The masters say, "You gain the potential to maximize yourself and pursue your preferred future when you cultivate Qi.”