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The Charming Truth about Jade

Why is jade 玉 (Yù) so famous, so ubiquitous in China? Jade bracelets, sculptures, seals, bowls, ornaments and other trinkets are found just about everywhere and celebrated by everyone: the local Chinese, and the tourists. Let’s start with the character 玉 which is said to represent three beads of jade on a string. An extra Read More…

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