She Century is a Chinese brand which creates tourmaline jewelry. Tourmaline is a hard, variously colored crystalline mineral. In China it is said to dispel fear, negativity, and grief. According to folk lore, tourmaline crystals protect their wearer against dangers and misfortune.
She Century produces bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in many vivid colors (transparent, ink dark, red, blue, green, yellow, black, and brown).
The most popular items at She Century are bracelets. Girls buy purple tourmaline in the hope to attract Mr. Right. Polished tourmaline pendants are also very much in demand. A polished pink or green tourmaline set encased in sterling silver is bound to sparkle up any look.
Prices for earrings range from RMB 188 to RMB 388; bracelets, RMB 288-888; necklaces, RMB 588-5000; pendants, RMB 300-600.
The shop assistants are helpful and smiling.
What I appreciated:
The sparkling pendants
Tourmaline bracelets which they hope will bring them good luck
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