Since Jade symbolises peace, Mark (pictured left) chose the city’s Peace Pagoda as the venue to greet AiJade’s James Wang (pictured right) and his management team. The monument is a symbol of world peace, first built in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki where atomic bombs took the lives of 150,000 civilians.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome AiJade to the city; we share strong links with our mix of ancient and modern traditions and I wish AiJade every success and a future that’s as bright as their jewellery!” he said.
The company also presented Mark with a gift of a piece of jade and diamond jewellery, which will be auctioned in aid of Willen Hospice.
“Milton Keynes is the perfect choice for our UK base,” said AiJade Jewellery’s UK president James Wang. “It’s a bright and exciting city and our jewellery brings a fresh young design approach to an 8,000-year-old tradition. And, of course, Milton Keynes is halfway between the jewellery districts of London and Birmingham.”
The very special Hetian jade used by AiJade comes from Xinjiang’s Hetian region, and is the same as the royal jade chosen by the Imperial Emperors of the Forbidden City Palace from the Ming to Qing dynasties.