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Hong Kong: The Jade Market... - Secret World

Battery St, Jordan, Hong Kong

Sara Hoffer
by Sara Hoffer
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Overview

The Jade Market, just west of Nathan Road on the junction of Kansu and Battery Streets, is where vendors sell various shades and qualities of jade, a greenish stone found in East Asia. Jade is a unique ornamental stone that can be found predominantly in East Asia and the worlds biggest trading centre for Jade is Hong Kong. Visitors can purchase various kinds of products made out of Jade at the Jade Market. Its product line includes jade rings, jade animals and even jade statues of Buddha. Special jade souvenirs and various trinkets are an ideal piece of memory to take home with. Top quality jade is pure green and very expensive. Most pieces have a yellow tinge but no brown or grey should be in the finished piece. The best jadeite is semi-transparent. Opaque jadeite with cloudy patches typically has less value.