Third Eye ring with inlaid porcelain combined with Jade. 18K Gold Heavy-Plated Sterling Silver. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.
About the stone:
Jade or “yu” (meaning precious stone) as it is called in China, refers to a fine-grained, mineral aggregate composed of highly inter-grown, interlocking crystals of Jadeite and/or Nephrite. It was long believed for centuries that Jade was but one gemstone. In 1863 that changed and the two types of jade were recognized.
Jadeite is found in Myanmar, Guatemala, Japan and the US, whereas Nephrite is found in Central Asia, Russia, Canada, Mexico and the US among others.
It is said that in Chinese tradition, Jade symbolized all five virtues of humanity: Wisdom, Compassion, Justice, Modesty and Courage, therefore often symbols of these virtues were carved into pieces of Jade.
How long your pieces last depends on how often you wear it, as well as the PH of your skin, exposure to chemicals, and frequent rubbing against other surfaces. Here are some ways to extend the life of your jewellery:
Wash your hands before putting on or taking off.
Put on jewellery after you’ve applied lotion, perfume or makeup.
Take off your rings or bracelets before chopping tomatoes or doing dishes.
Avoid rubbing bracelets and necklaces against each other. Try to prevent rings from banging into counter tops and rubbing against other metal parts (such as keys) buried in pockets and purses.
Don’t swim in your jewellery or wear it when you’ll be sweating profusely.
Clean your jewellery gently with a soft cloth and store it in a pouch separate from other jewellery so as to keep it free from oxidizing elements.
Small – UK SIZE H-K
Medium – UK SIZE L-N
Large – UK SIZE O-P