Start of the sale:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 6:36 PM
Hetian Jade and Gold
on cord with 8 jade beads
The area of Hetian in Xinjiang China is famous for its high-quality nephrite jade, which is made up of tremolite. In terms of quality, the more tremolite there is the better quality the jade. Tremolite is transparent, so when it forms into ores, most of them are creamy white. However, Hetian jade comes in about seven different colors: creamy white, green white, green, blue green, dark green, red and yellow. Such diversity is caused by the volcanic eruptions. There's no tremolite on Earth's crust. Streams of lava which contain tremolite will mix with minerals when they flow from the volcano. Then the creamy white pure tremolite will turn into dark green with increasing mineral content.
Hetian jade is mined from many places, such as Canada and Korea. According to the national standards in China, all of this jade can be labeled as Hetian jade. It's a broad concept. But in terms of China's cultural traditions dating back thousands of years, Heitan only refers to the kind of jade in Xinjiang's Hetian region. Actually in Xinjiang, Hetian jade is not only found around the Kunlun Mountains.
This Jade Pendent was bought in Harbin China and is from the Hetian area. It comes with a certicate from the Chinese goverment showing that it is real. You get the special box made for the pendent, the certicate in Chinese, the pendent itself, the red cord (red is lucky), and the 8 jade beads (8 is also lucky). The entire pendent weights 21.43g with the gold dragon. BTW in China dragons are lucky too. You would be very lucky wearing this pendent!