As I always say, most people think of the color green when they think of jade. Lavender jade is probably the next most well known of the colors of jade. However, jade is found in an incredible array of colors; green, lavender, red, yellow, white, black, grey and ice. Ice jade is exactly as it sounds. It looks icy as it is devoid of color. Different than moonstone, ice jade is more glassy, pure and much more durable. Ice jade in its finest form has an incredible glow to the stone as ice jade tends to have distinct translucency.
Now, water jade is very similar to ice jade, but it exhibits more of a watery color with light shades of green. Water jade can also demonstrate levels of translucency. As with all finer jadeite, the tighter the crystalline structure the higher level of translucency and therefore the finer quality.
We have some new, beautiful ice jade and water jade designs. Below are just a few pieces from our newest ice jade water jade jewelry collections of the year. Our designers are strongly committed to trying to create beautiful jade jewelry designs that enhance the beauty of every jade piece, as well as make jewelry that is comfortable and pleasing to wear. In the last several years, ice jade has become increasingly popular and more well known.
If you are attending the upcoming JCK Show in Las Vegas we hope you will come by our booth (S10412) to see all our new, designer jade jewelry collections. Click appropriately to see a few sneak peaks of our newest green jade collections and lavender jade collections.
Fine Ice Jade Discs/Pi's & Green Jade Discs/Pi's
Drop Earrings Set In 18K White Gold With
Diamond Centers & Micro-Set Diamond Bezels
Design by Kristina for Mason-Kay
'Flower Power', 'Simple & Stylish', 'The Layered Look', 'Sleek & Simple' – These are a just a few jewelry trend headlines of late. To be very honest, I think many of these so-called "trends" are always in style. In fact, it seems that the most true jewelry trend and true fashion trends in general are whatever style fits you. You will always hear someone say "the seventies are back", 'the eighties are here again", "I wish I had kept my hippie garb from the sixties" and so on. Whatever was, will be again. So, basically as a fashion culture I think we have learned that if you love the look and wear it proudly you can wear anything.
Our designers at Mason-Kay Jade are always creating new jade jewelry designs and collections that will please all fine jewelry buyers and their styles. Our previous New Jade Jewelry blog post featured some fine green jade drop earrings and several styles from a collections featuring green jade disc/circle contemporary designs. Our designers are meticulous and style conscious about every one-of-a- kind, hand-made Mason-Kay piece.
The pieces featured below are representative of the many designer jade jewelry collections that will be featured at JCK Las Vegas (Booth S10412). Many of our newest pieces will make their debut at JCK Las Vegas. All the pieces featured below were designed by one of our more popular designers, Kristina. All her jade jewelry is exclusively designed for Mason-Kay Jade.
The first piece that is featured below is a perfect example of how some styles never going out of style. The black disc, also known as a 'Pi' in China (pronounced 'bee'), is a classic jade design that has been worn for centuries and is as current as ever. It is made even more classic and interesting with the added feature of the gold snake. The snake being another jewelry style that has endured for thousands of years.
Classic Black Jade Disc or 'Pi' Necklace With 14K Yellow Gold Snake & Ruby Eyes.
Adjustable Silk Cord Necklace
Ice Jade Oval Pendant Set In 14K White Gold
With Faceted Green Jade Accent Stones
Please let us know if you have any quesitons, or if you are interested in any of these jade jewelry designs. We can't wait to see you in Las Vegas!
Sad but true, the summer is ending and fall will be upon us. Fall Fashion Week in New York makes it impossible to ignore. In New York we saw an interesting array of styles, fabrics and patterns – as usual. However, there were many designers with more low key fall groupings that displayed more muted tones and greys; Colors that crave to be adorned with color.
Below is a small showing of Mason-Kay's fall jade jewelry designs. This designer jade jewelry grouping covers most possible jewelry needs. Some pieces are more casual and fun, while others are flashy and formal. Our designers make an effort to keep up on the most current trends and fashions while using the loose jadeite material wisely to create the best designs and styles for our customers.
The 2014 AGTA Tucson Show was a great success for Mason-Kay. We are thankful to all that were able to come by and visit with us and see all the best Mason-Kay Jade has to offer. Whether you saw us in Tucson or not, we are now looking forward to the upcoming JCK Show in Las Vegas. We will have many new fabulous jade designs. Below are just a few of our newest jade designs. Our designers are focused and determined to create beautiful one-of-a-kind jade pieces that encompass all aspects of jade color, style and price range.
If you have any questions, if you are interested about any of the pieces above or would like to schedule an appointment for Las Vegas or a trunk show in your store please click here to email us, or feel free to call 800-722-7575. Please keep in the mind the many avenues Mason-Kay has to offer online. We have a great deal of information about jade on our main site at masonkay.com, it is also the place to upload any photos of your jade pieces you would like for us to see for testing or to offer for sale. We have a very comprehensive and user friendly online jade showroom at masonkayshowroom.com and there is always our jade jewelry blog which offers trendy jewelry posts as well as a great place to view some of our newest jade designs.
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas (Booth #S10370). Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your jade questions.
The Mason-Kay Jade Color Chart has been
a jewelry essential since 1985.
We have updated this renowned jade color chart to include a tremendous amount of technical and educational information about Jadeite. We have incorporated this color chart into a special packet full of Mason-Kay promotional information including our newest Designer Jade Jewelry Brochure, our Guide to Natural vs. Treated Jade Brochure, Chinese Art Symbols Brochure, Online Jade Showroom Guide and more!!!
Please call 800-722-7575 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your complimentary packet.
Countless jewelry stores and appraisers have considered this jade color wheel as one of the most essential and effective jadeite jade tools in the jewelry industry. This color chart is renowned and valued worldwide.
– It greatly expands knowledge of the extensive color possibilities of jadeite jade
– Aids jewelers and appraisers with identification and jade edification
– Assists Mason-Kay and our customers with jade requests, stone matching & availability and general jade questions
– Reveals the glorious array of the Colors of Jadeite Jade – Green jade, lavender jade, red jade, yellow jade, white jade, black jade, grey jade, ice jade (colorless)
At Mason-Kay we pride ourselves on our superior customer service. Without this vital resource it would be virtually impossible to assist our customers to the proper extent. Often an incoming call from one of our valued customers begins with a request regarding a specific color on our chart.
We recently enhanced this color chart to include examples of translucency and texture, allowing for even greater descriptive possibilities. We are always trying to improve and enhance general jade knowledge and customer assistance.
Just a simple glance at this chart fills one with the certainty and understanding that jade is an extraordinary gemstone. Valued for centuries, it is no wonder that the popularity of jade is on the rise. Designers, celebrities and consumers have discovered the beauty, versatility and unique qualities of this remakrable gemstone.
"One of the rarest stones in the world, more precious than diamonds, coveted for its life-extending powers…as well as for its astonishing beauty – a stone that has shaped the destiny of nations and changed the lives of all who have worn it." Taken from The Stone of Heaven: Unearthing the Secret History of Imperial Green Jade.