Traditionally, gold has been seen as a symbol of rank. And, in most of the ancient societies the use of gold and its possession was restricted to only high class society members. From Sumerian graves to Egyptian civilization gold was the symbol of royal class people. Royalty were buried along with imperial gold jewelries and ornaments in Sumerian graves whereas the Pharaohs of the Egypt owned all the gold. Likewise, gold was the means for reinforcing the institution of leadership during the Bronze Age in Western Europe.
There were severe restrictions on wearing imperial gold jewelry in the early Roman era. In those times, even high ranking officials and families were allowed to own only a limited quantity of gold. Likewise, the use of gold was restricted only to Church relics in the early Christian era. People were not allowed to own these imperial gold jewelries at those times. Clement of Alexandria in the late second century AD, however, explains that these rules were exceptional to women who had to adorn themselves in order to please their chaste husbands.
The restriction of use of imperial gold jewelry to wealthier and noble ones in Europe was made possible in the 14th century sumptuary laws. There was provision of rewarding gold chains to those people who have been providing loyal service to royal courts during the Middle Age to till 18th century.
In the Inca Civilization gold was often related to the solar deity ‘Inti’. The supply of gold among the Incas was controlled by their ruler. At those times, the widespread trade of gold was forbidden. However, gold was often distributed by the imperial ruler to those nobles who had demonstrated bravery during the battle or had been loyal to the service. Gold ear flares were worn by wives of distinguished people among the Incas to show their rank. The Asante in Africa controlled the gold resources in Africa from 1700 to 1900. The gold jewelry was only made available to royal families and senior officials. At that time, gold dust was used as currency. Similarly, the Asante king collected tax on gold items and ornaments that were recast each year.
Much of the exquisite and unnaturally beautiful jewelry and carvings are made up of jade. This beautiful jade gold jewelry encompasses the jade, a gemstone which is hard, tough and rich with color. The jade also known as the Eastern diamond is more famous in china than in other countries. The Chinese people believe it to have supernatural abilities and that ward off evil spirits.
The jade gemstone is usually available in two forms, jadeite and nephritides. Although they are similar in nature they differ in sodium and calcium-magnesium properties. These tough stones that are hard to break or chip are available in medium to high polish designs.
The color variation on the gemstone is mainly due to the iron and manganese content in them and in jade gold jewelry the jades used are usually of green color. The abundant green colored jade make you feel as if there are no other colored gemstones such as pink, lavender or white.
The most expensive jade gold jewelry is the one with the imperial jade, which is transparent emerald green stone. The hallmark of this most rare stone is intense color combined with translucence characteristic. These jades are expensive than emeralds or rubies. The green colored or dyed stones and glasses, used as imitation of the jade, are sold in market in name of imperial jade. So you have to purchase the jade gold jewelry from the reputed and reliable supplier.
The difference between other gemstones and jade is that jade is sold per piece not on per carat. Mostly the value of the jadeite used in jade gold jewelry is determined by its texture, pattern and importantly its translucency. These stone that are sometimes more valuable than diamond are fashioned and carved into various designs and shapes. You can find the jade gold jewelry designed from bangles, pendants to hairpins, amulets and knives also. Some jade gold jewelry has the detailed design of the animals and people carved into it to add more personal effect.
You can purchase your beloved one with the jade jewelry as these pieces of jewelries take you into the different world of fashion different from current trend and at the same time give exclusive and fashionable look.