Are you looking for a jade bangle bracelet for the symbolism and mystical power it holds or simply for the gorgeous appearance?
Jade has long been known as a symbol of good luck, good health, and happiness. For the Chinese, jade has always been an important part of their culture. It is worn to balance the body, mind, and soul. It is believed that jade wards off evil and protects the person who wears it. Giving and also receiving jade as a gift is considered good luck.
It has been a common tradition to give the gift of jade on New Year’s day in order to provide the recipient with good luck during the coming year.
How To Measure For A Jade Bangle Bracelet
The bangle size is determined by the inside diameter of the bracelet in millimeters. You can determine which size of jade bangle bracelet you need by measuring your hand. The sizes usually run from 53 mm to 70 mm. Be aware that your right and left hands are most likely different sizes, so be sure to measure the hand you will be wearing the jade bangle bracelet on. To measure your hand, lay it flat on a table and measure the widest part of your hand – which should be right at your knuckles. This measurement in millimeters is the size bangle you need.
As a general rule, if you wear a six-inch chain bracelet, a 49 to 52 mm bangle will fit you. If you wear a seven-inch bracelet buy a 56 to 58 mm bangle. Buy a 64 to 66 mm bangle if you wear an eight-inch bracelet.
Jade Bangle Bracelet – The Different Grades
There are three different grades of jade.
- Type A jade has not been treated and is in its natural state – no artificial treatments have been done to it.
- Type B jade has been bleached and possibly injected with polymers to fill imperfections in it.
- Type C jade has been bleached and then dyed.
Obviously type A jade is the best choice. You will find that your jade bangle bracelet is very easy to take care of. You can wipe it clean with a soft cloth after wearing or simply rinse it off with water. You can also shine it up with furniture polish, such as Pledge.
Jade Bangle Bracelet – What The Color Means
There are several different colors of jade. The most common color is green. There are numerous shades of green from translucent to dark green. Jade also is found in the colors of lavender, white, red and yellow. The colors represent different energies of the stone.
Green jade is known to heal the body, mind, and soul – it provides balance, love, and calmness. Lavender jade is worn for inner peace, balance and spiritual awareness. Wearing white jade gives us wisdom and helps to calm our spirit. Red Jade is worn for protection, confidence, courage, success, and happiness. Yellow jade represents prosperity, happiness, and satisfaction.
You will find that most jade bangle bracelets are handmade by artisan jewelry makers and the attention to details is amazing.