A jade pendant is a very popular form of light jewelry which looks good, is available in a wide price spectrum and often mean something since most of this precious items are Buddha images in various shapes and reliefs, pretty accessories of tasteful body decoration.
This is not only beautiful jewelry
Chinese people also believe it protects the body from negative influence and has some positive health properties. A item carved out from this mineral can be very expensive and also very cheap, it depends much on the translucent look, the pattern of the color, the texture and is it free from cracks etc.
This few parameters can make the price difference of a few thousand dollars. Hold the item against light and see if it somehow shines through, the more translucent it is the better it is and the higher the price, this actually is with any jade item. There are two varieties this piece of a great stone come, one is jadeite (the better one) the other is nephrite. The stone come in almost every color which is very often a “mélange” with other colors, here again the most uniform color the better it is.