Jade is arguably the most popular precious stone in China, deeply entrenched in the Chinese culture over the past thousands of years. In Chinese people¡¯s mind, jade brings health and happiness to its bearer. And everyone, tourists and Beijingers alike, can use more of these.
Ziyun Jewelry is a famous jade brand in China, known for its incredible quality. They offer jade jewelry in various designs, including bracelets, pendants, rings, and necklaces. As I visited its outlet in An¡¯zhen Hualian Plaza, I found a great selection of top quality jade jewelry on display.
According to the shop assistant, the uncut jade comes from Burma, where the highest quality jade is found today. Ziyun¡¯s jade makers then process these in Beijing.
The dominant colors featured in Ziyun Jade Jewelry are transparent green, white, yellow, and orange. The shop assistant recommended a jade decoration: a mother pig feeding her nine babies. The amazing part is that every pig is in a different color. The mother is in white, and the little pigs in black, red, yellow, green, white, etc. Even a casual customer could see the difficulty in carving some of the finer details. The price for this decoration is RMB 15600, with no room to bargain.
Generally, prices for the larger jade decorations range RMB 10000 to RMB 40000. Jade jewelry prices range from RMB 1000 to RMB 10,000 and more.
What I appreciated:
Exquisite pig jade decoration
What customers appreciate:
Good quality, various levels of price
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