Featured Child ? Jade Bangle

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by kardinalisimo, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    5446B994-F7A3-40F6-A1B8-11019B3D96C6.jpeg 68CFA8EC-CC4E-42FB-A986-5E3E00ED997F.jpeg Wonder if this is a bangle made for a child or something else?
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  2. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

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  3. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  4. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I thought sewing basket ring also .. Joy.
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I am inclined to say basket ring rather than child's bracelet. They were/are also used on baskets for hats etc.
  6. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I think also on the basket ring.
  7. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    How can you tell for sure the difference between a basket ring and a child's bangle bracelet? @judy @Christmasjoy @2manybooks @Any Jewelry

    Is it because the inner surface is not flattened? My four jade bangles all have this.
    But I see many jade bangle bracelets that don't have that flattened inner circumference.

    I'm very curious!
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
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  8. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I really don't know how to tell the difference. Jewelry experts?

    I just know that I have seen many of the baskets bedecked as shown in the photo above. Many of them were "dethroned" though and probably for the jade.
  9. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I read up on Chinese sewing baskets just now.
    The descriptions I read say that the rings on baskets are embellishment.
    And every single one I looked at said the material was glass, not jade. @kardinalisimo 's ring appears to be dyed jadeite.

    I still say it's a baby/child's bangle.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
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  10. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    The Fashion Trend of Jade Bangle Bracelets
    Note in this article: Many women will wear a small jade bangle around their wrist without ever taking it off..

    This tells me two notable things: 1. The bangle may have been worn since early childhood, therefore small, and 2., Oriental women have traditionally been smaller than Western women.

    So when calling a very small circumference jade bangle a "baby" bracelet it may not be so wrong. OTH, if worn since baby days it could still be on the wrist in adult years if no one ever took it off.

    How did these smallish jade bracelets survive intact for us to find, buy and admire then? Well, they must have come off, eventually.
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  11. JayBee

    JayBee Well-Known Member

    Child bangle. Jade bangles are supposed to protect the user. The more expensive the bangle, the higher level of protection. If you ever knock it and it brakes, that's proof it did its job! If it hadn't you would have broken a bone, have an accident of some kind that would result in physical injury, etc. If someone paid $20k for one of these, s/he may walk away without a scratch from a totalled car looking like a crumbled piece of paper. You get the drill. :joyful:
    Then of course, for jade connoisseurs/collectors, it's also an investment. Children's however are just for protection and ward off evil.
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  12. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I am on my 4th bangle. The previous one I wore for 13 years straight. I never took it off. I have had others before which developed hairline cracks.
    I have a new one now that I've been wearing nonstop since last summer.
    I like wearing them. I don't know for sure if they are lucky, but I'm still here, so I guess they are!
  13. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    No reason there needs to be a difference. Made the same way, they could have been used for either purpose (or others). Most rings found on sewing baskets today are Peking glass, but I believe this is because the jade ones have long ago been removed and collected for the jade. I know one Chinese collector who always checked the baskets at the local auction to see if any jade had escaped notice.
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  14. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that long ago wealthy ladies probably did have jade embellishments on their sewing baskets. And on their arms!
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  15. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I found this at an estate sale today!
    Yes, the ring is glass, LoL
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