Jadeite Jade Jewelry by Mason-Kay Catalog-Vol. VI Page 12

Collection of Mason-Kay Jadeite Jade Pendants, Green Jade Pendants, Lavender Jade Pendants, Black Jade Pendants, White Jade Pendants, Red Jade Pendants, Yellow Jade Pendants and Multi-Color Jade Pendants
*NOTE - Please be aware that this catalog is long out of print
and is only shown on this site for REFERENCE ONLY!!!


Most of Mason-Kay's jade jewelry designs are one-of-kind.
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Pendants have always been one of the best ways and most popular ways of wearing jade. The jade disc or 'pi' (pronounced bee) was one of the first pendants. A simple jade circle with a hole in the center placed on a chain or fabric cord has been a Chinese favorite for centuries. Representing the sun or heaven and symbolizing eternity, this jade symbol is and will always be one of the most iconic jade designs. A green jadeite jade disc or pi is shown at the top of this catalog page with a gold chain. More recently, these jade disc pendants have become a very popular design on adjustable silk cord necklaces.

The jade disc is also worn with gold findings. Many people love a simple frame or bezel around the disc with a gold bail. The open circle center is also another wonderful spot for more symbolism. There are several versions of the jade disc pendant on this page with different symbols in the center such as the yin yang symbol, shou symbol and other Chinese characters.

For the Chinese symbolism is key. The ability to express meaning and artistry with a piece of jade to wear was and is crucial. Jadeite jade is one of the toughest gemstones on the earth, allowing for amazing and intricate carvings. Jadeite jade carvings are some of the most beautiful carved pieces of jewelry in the world. Some of the more typical carvings include fish, dragon, buddha, kwan yin designs to name just a few. Some of these type of carved jade pendants are shown on this page. Mason-Kay has an extensive collection of jadeite jade carvings to choose from. To learn more about some of these Chinese Art Symbols please click here.