Exceptional Antique Chinese Hand-Crafted Carved Hetian Jade Statue & Landscape P
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Exceptional Antique Chinese Hand-Crafted Carved Hetian Jade Statue & Landscape Pine Tree on Wooden Stand and Hetian Jade-True jades are considerably very rare, and among st this distinguished group lies the Hetian jade. In Imperial China, this jade was exclusively chosen for the personal seals of Chinese emperors, including the Heshi bi, the most valuable jade piece in Chinese history. The Chinese have coined it "sheep's fat jade" for its lustrous and opaque qualities and "Stone of Heaven," perhaps for its priceless nature. It was revered as the only stone worthy of befitting emperors and the refined leisure class, and is the choice of master jade artisan Li Bosheng for Oriens & Grey's money clips. Also known as Hotan or Khotan, this rare white stone is prized as the most valuable jade--fetching, by weight, 6 times the price of gold-- and is found only in two riverbeds in Xinjiang, most notably the Hetian River. This river is situated along the Jade Road-- the same route as the Silk Road, though it had been in existence 4,000 years before the latter. Natural supply of Hetian jade is extremely limited, and the resources are estimated to completely disappear within a decade. Jade (General, All types) Jade is a stone of the heart. As such it is related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues. So, of course, it can attract and enhance love of all kinds. It is also a stone of fidelity and generosity. It is also considered to be good for the physical heart and for emotional balance and stability. It is used in crystal healing for increasing self-reliance. Jade is also very helpful as a stone of abundance. Physically, jade is used to heal lung problems, kidney problems, immune system weakness, PTSD, and nervous system overwork. Hetian jade is a nephrite jade and is regarded as the only true jade in ancient China until Burmese jadeite becomes popular in late Qing Dynasty. The hardness of the Hetian jade is between 6 to 6.5. The density is between 2.96 to 3.17. Most of the nephrite jade in the world are green. However, there is a wide variety of Hetian nephrite jade and the white Hetian nephrite jade is the best. Normally, the Hetian jade is silky, exquisite, moist, and bright. Hetian nephrite jade is called 'China stone' by Gem and Jewelry Trading Association of China. The nephrite jade is a naturally occurring and coherent aggregate of several minerals. The qualified nephrite jade is generally recovered from alluvial pebbles and boulder, or cut off from the rocks in which it originally formed. The process of producing a Hetian nephrite jade art craft is complicated, including cutting, grinding, and polishing by several experienced artists. For Chinese, Hetian jade is collectible and has the potential to the increase in value. Origin: China. Antique Age: 1940's Color Green Very Rare. Measurements: 7 1/8" Tall, 6 3/4" Width and 3" Thick Weight: 7.37 lbs. Exceptional Price:$675.00 Shipping: $35.00 Excellent Condition from my Private Collection. Triple AAA Grade. If interested please email and Visit: www.paulsgems.com For Unique Antiques and Treasures from Mother Earth.
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