Bangle bracelets are an iconic and ancient form of adornment. Gifting Jade bangles has been a tradition in Chinese culture for thousands of years, intended to be gifted for protection to the young as the original “permanent jewelry” for everyday wear. The jade provided protection if the bangle broke it protected the wearer from harm. Natural jadeite perpetually grows in popularity and value year after year, and this past year more than most we’re seen an increase in demand for jade bangle bracelets.
Jade is one of the toughest gemstones in the world, and most natural jade bangles are durable enough to be worn every day. But what’s the best way to keep your jade bangle clean and looking it's best?
1. Put Your Jade Bangle on LAST When Getting Ready
If you’re not already doing this, this is a good thing to do with all your jewelry but especially your jade jewelry and jade bangles. Perfumes and lotions won’t hurt your jade. However, your jewelry will stay cleaner longer if you can keep them away from it. And besides, what better feeling than putting on your gorgeous, natural jade before you start your day? Nothing! Jade feels amazing to wear, and is the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble, whether it's paired with jeans or a cocktail dress.
2. How to Clean Your Jade Jewelry
Mild soap and mild temperature water are the best option for cleaning jade. Using a soft toothbrush and a soft cloth can help remove buildup too, especially of your jade is carved. It can be as simple as that! When you clean your jade, or any gemstone jewelry for that matter, we don’t recommend holding it over a sink as the hard surface could potentially cause damage if dropped. If you do choose near or over the sink, lay a washcloth or small towel in the sink and over the drain!
Frequent wear will keep the shine and polish healthy and prevent the polish of your piece from looking dry. Natural ‘A Jade’ typically has a beautiful, shiny beeswax coating that completes the polishing process. That can wear away after time, but your natural skin oils will replace the beeswax and have the same benefit for appearance. Love your jade! Touch your jade! If worn every day, after many years your bangle can become abraded and dull the polish, but your jade can be polished again by a experienced lapidary.
Natural jade is THE perfect gemstone for bangles and worry stones! AKA the “fidget spinner of colored gemstone jewelry"! It is believed to help release negative energy from the body when jade is worn touching the skin. So, it is healthy for your jade to be worn and loved to maintain its beautiful polish AND it may also be soothing and healing for you to love and wear your jade! What a perfect symbiotic relationship!
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