Jade Jewellery at McTear's Auctioneers; Buy and Sell in Glasgow


Posted in: Jewellery
Posted on: 22 December 2014
Jade Jewellery at McTear's Auctioneers; Buy and Sell in Glasgow Jade for January!

The term ‘jade’ actually covers two different gem materials- jadeite and nephrite. Both have very similar chemical compositions and are aluminium silicates but it is jadeite, often a stronger green colour, that is more common in jewellery. Jade in all of its forms and colours has significant historical and cultural importance to several peoples worldwide including those native to the USA, Canada and New Zealand. It is, however, with the Chinese that we most associate jade. In the history of the art of the Chinese empire,  jade has had a special significance, comparable with that of gold and diamonds in the West. It is therefore no surprise that jewellery using the material often features Chinese designs or characters.  A tough material to work with, jade carving and incising is a fine art, and the popularity of jade jewellery is testament to the skill of its creators.

McTear’s are delighted to offer several items of jade jewellery in The Jewellery Auction on the 14th January 2015. The sale also includes two certificated jade brooches, lots 1307 and 1318, which are sure to cause a stir among the bidders!




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