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A Jade Primer
Why Jade Is Valuable
Stone of Healing
Judging the Quality of Jade
The Chinese Character for Jade
The Symbology of Jade
Not All Jade Is Real
Alteration of Jade
We produce and sell genuine jade products for commercial and home interior and exterior surfaces. We custom manufacture and offer jade flagstones, bricks and mosaic pieces for hearths, walkways and floors, in addition to jade liners, tile and listellos for walls, countertops and splashes. We also offer natural, river-rounded jade pebbles, cobbles and boulders for feng shui and for interior and exterior landscaping.
All of our jade is chen yu which means "real jade" in Mandarin or nephrite jade to Westerners. Because we never dye or artifically modify our jade, all of our products are "Class A" jade, with colors and patterns as natural as they are beautiful.
Our clients include home, commercial, and landscape architects, interior designers, artists, custom home builders and remodelers, and tile and flooring retailers and suppliers.
The Symbology of JadeJade is the ultimate symbol of perfection, nature's perfect marriage of steel-like qualities and unmatched natural beauty. Equally important is the concept that jade has been
"perfected." How? First, jade is formed by fire, by the intense heat and pressure deep within the earth. Then, jade is perfected by water, that is, rounded and polished by the gentle action of streams and rivers.
The symbolic qualities represented by river-rounded jade stones include benevolence, represented by jade?s smooth, soft and glossy appearance; intelligence, represented by jade's fineness, compactness and strength; and righteousness, represented by jade?s angularity and, at the same time, its naturally smooth, rounded edges, which suggest jade?s refusal to break into shards that could cut someone.
The Mandarin word for jade (nephrite jade) is "yu" which can also mean "the royal gemstone" as well as "something precious."
Because the best jade was given to the emperor, jade became the symbol of nobility, constancy and immortality.
Jade, represented by a five-stroke character, is the symbol of the Five Human Virtues: kindness (benevolence), integrity (justice), wisdom, courage (valor), and purity (or courtesy).
Confucius saw jade not only as a symbol of justice and intelligence, but also of harmony and humanity.
As explained in detail in the section entitled, "The Chinese Character for Jade," the character for jade represents, physically, three pancake-shaped of pieces of jade connected with a string, suspended like a wind chime. Each brushstroke represents not only the physical components of the wind chime (the upper, middle, and lower pieces of jade and the string that connects them), but also the element that each component represents, namely, the heavens, the earth and its people, the underworld, and the emperor who is the connection between them... all these are represented symbolically.