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04 May '16

Why can't I call Ying Yu Jade and order by phone?

Posted by Ying Yu Jade

Some customers prefer to place orders on the phone, and want to know why Ying Yu Jade does not take phone orders.

Firstly, since YYJ is viewed worldwide, there's no way we can offer phone service 24/7.  That would require adding staff, and that would mean price increase.

But the main reason we don't take orders online is because of the security of your credit card.  When you place your order online, we never receive your credit card information, so that means we don't have to store it for years.  We receive information about if the address you provide matches the credit card, if the code verification matches, and if the location of where the order is placed matches the general location of the address on the credit card.

When you order online, you also have a record of your purchase that you can refer to and print, a receipt of exactly what you order so there is no error, and we know exactly which items to send you.

You will notice the entire Ying Yu Jade website is on a secure server.  There is an "s" on the http:// web address.  On mobile devices you see an lock icon at the top of the page.  All the pages are secure, not just the check out pages. 

Online ordering is the most safe way you can place your order on Ying Yu Jade.  And your receipt verifies your purchase. 

Enjoy shopping on Ying Yu Jade, were we keep our customer information safe and secure.

21 Feb '16

Jade "Yoni" Eggs and Ben Wa Balls for Women's Wellness

Posted by Ying Yu Jade

Ying Yu Jade believes women benefit very much from using jade eggs and ben wa balls for kegel exercise.  We introduced these to USA and "western world" more than 10 years ago, and we still use the best quality genuine and natural jade.  The jade is chosen by my Chinese doctor associate in China, and he oversees the jade carving to make sure they are the best quality available.

Jade eggs have been used in China for centuries by women who want a healthy vaginal system.  Japanese women prefer the jade ben wa balls, so we offer that ben wa style made from the same best quality Chinese jade. 

View the collection of jade eggs and ben wa balls.

For a limited time our most popular sets will be on sale. 

02 Feb '16

Chinese Lunar New Year- Fire Monkey, and Ying Yu Jade Store Closing Dates

Posted by Ying Yu Jade

2016 is the Year of the Fire Monkey, fire being the dominant element this year. (the other elements are wood, metal, water and earth)

Fire brings huge energy and determination to the Monkeys. They strive to gain the upper hand and like nothing better than to be at the top of the tree. Being recognized for their achievements gives them greater job satisfaction than money.

In business they are good negotiators, persuasive and organized, but can get 'burnt' by taking risky shortcuts.

Fire monkey women, will be willing to give up their own wealth or dreams to raise their family and to ensure their spouse and children are successful.

Fire Monkeys should remember that there is a saying in China: "The further up the tree a Monkey goes, the more you see his bottom." If they use their talents and energy well, they can be extremely successful and popular with all.

Lucky colors: white, gold, blue. Avoid red, black.

Lucky numbers: 1, 8, 7 Avoid 9, 2, 5

Lucky flower: chrysanthemum

Compatibility: rat or dragon.  Avoid tiger or pig.

Ying Yu Jade store will be closed February 6-14.  Last chance to get your lucky jade for the Fire Monkey celebration day!

27 Jan '16

Does My Jade Have a Crack?

Posted by Ying Yu Jade in jade crack

You receive your new jade bangle bracelet, put it on and love it.  Then you start to closely examine it, and you think there is something wrong with your jade bangle.  It's nicely polished, but there are some tiny areas around the edge that feel slightly rough, maybe even feels like a chip.  When you hold it to the light, you see what looks like a crack.

Jade, jadeite, is stone.  Stone is not "perfect".  All of the natural-ness you see is what makes stone, jade so special.  It's wearing something that has spent centuries under the earth on your wrist. And the jade carving process itself is done by hand.  If you own a hand knit or hand sewed item, you see all kinds of variations due to be hand made.  There's a Chinese saying:  The jade carver always leaves something behind.  Women who live in China often cherish "imperfections" because it shows the jade is natural, hand carved by a traditional jade carver, not a machine.

But a crack can mean damage. A crack is a line in the jade that goes up and down the width of the bangle, and you can feel it. See the red line below:

A crack doesn't always mean your jade will eventually break.  Sometimes the crack takes the tension out of the rounded-ness of the design, and then when you do strike it against something hard, there is less chance it will break into pieces than a "perfect" bangle.  Most of the jade bangles I kept for myself have cracks in them, and while I've broken two "perfect" jade bangles over the past 20 years, none of my cracked bangles have broken.  And some have quite big, serious looking cracks.

 

Sometimes you can see lines that run through the jade bangle that look like cracks, but are clarification lines, natural lines in the jade stone.  They are not damage; it's the way the jade was formed, note the red line below:

You can see these clarification lines more in translucent jade stone.  They can be very obvious in the fine grained, high quality jade stone because they are so much different than the fine grain.  Sometimes they are on the surface, sometimes the jade carver can make the jade piece with the clarification inside so it can be more smoothly polished.  Clarification lines are not cracks, they are not damage.  And on our web sites, if there are clarification lines they are described, and often discounted because we know most "Western women" still regard the clarification line as damage.

A crack means damage.  Cracks can occur from handling the jade rough, the carving process, or after you receive it and it gets damaged.  Clarifications lines mean the jade stone is natural.  Usually the higher priced jadeite items don't have the clarification lines, and we discount the items that do have clarification lines.