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AiJade’s James Wang said: “Being voted top 10 brand at the London JewelleryShow and now being selected by Wolf & Badger only a week later is thrilling. We’re bringing an exciting contemporary twist to jade’s 8,000-year-old Oriental tradition; people really like that and we’re looking for agents and more stockists.”

The Hetian jade used by AiJade Jewelleryis the same as the royal jade chosen by the imperial emperors of the Forbidden City Palace, from the Ming to Qing dynasties, and comes from Xinjiang’s Hetian region, around the Kunlun Mountains.

Jade (Nephrite), often called ‘the dream stone’, has been prized for 8,000 years and is valued around the world, not only for its beauty, but also as a talisman. Indeed, Chinese athletes attended the Olympics with Hetian jade for luck and health.

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