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Can A Broken Jade Bangle Be Worn Again?

Dear A.Arthur

Q: My mother broke her bangle many years ago when she slipped and fell down heavily.  But she was not hurt at all.  She heard that once a bangle is broken the bangle should not be used again as there may be bad luck inside the jade.  Is it true or is it just some old wives superstition?  Is there any explanation why does a jade protect the wearer or why does a jade brings luck to a person? Thank you.

From: Jennifer Wong

The belief that a jade piece worn on the body will protect the wearer from harm and evil is being ingrained in the Chinese psychic for thousands of years.  This stems from the belief that evil and misfortunes are due to the imbalance of the Yin and the Yang energy with a skewed preponderance towards the Yin factor.  The Yin belongs to the Night, to the darkness, to the shadows, to the negative polarity and to the female.  It is either good or bad but it is a necessary condition in the balance of the Natural Order of Existence.  Hence, a person may have the Eyes of Yin when he/she has the ability to perceive ghostly apparitions at night who belong to another dimension not of this physical World but to another ethereal World. This does not mean that the person has a lot of ‘bad’ energy from within.  This may be due to the fact that a person is born in a certain hour, date and place heavily silted towards the Yin. Just as in the macrocosm concept of the Tibetan Buddhism, where they believe in a cycle of existence, The Samsara, in which they are constantly being born, die and reborn, in the microcosm of our own continuum of our life time, there are cycles of positive, neutral and negative energies. These are the periods when one is successful, on a plateau or going downhill in his/her life time.

The Chinese believe that wearing a jade piece will enhance the positive energy for a person as it has the capability of absorbing negative energies from its environmental surroundings as well as negative vibes from persons he or she comes into contact with.  And when the negative energies exceed a certain threshold level where at one point when it cannot dissipates the negative energy fast enough, the jade piece will break thus protecting the wearer from absorbing the negative energies and harming oneself.  In bad times it is believed that wearing a jade may help to mitigate any unfortunate circumstances or lessen the impact of ill-fated events.

This is part of the metaphysical explanation where you cannot prove it nor can anyone disproof it.  It will be up to the individual to believe it or not.

Now once the jade is broken it has dissipated the negative energy.  Therefore, it goes back to its original state of existence, that is, the yang energy is still retained within its structure.  Hence, (at least I have heard from many sources from the older generation) the jade can still be worn.

I would suggest that if your mother loves this jade she can take it to a jeweler to have a bridging gold clasp to join the 2 broken parts.  Of you can take the 2 pieces of broken jade and re-cut it to some small carvings like a cucumber, which is very popular as a pendant.

Anyway, buy another bangle for your mother.  An old lady should wear a bangle.  From the practical point of view, a jade bangle does protect the wearer from any hard fall.  When a person slips it is a natural reaction to break the fall by extending the waist and hand to lessen the impact.  Jade is a hard mineral and it has excellent toughness within its molecular structure.  Thus, it will absorb the force first on impact and the wearer is protected against the hard fall.

Be careful that you must buy a Type A natural Jadeite Jade for it to be ‘effective’.  The polymer impregnated Type B Jadeite Jade has been enhanced upon and its structure has been altered and therefore it will not be ‘effective’. (The difference between Type A and Type B Jadeite Jade will be posted later.)

Incidentally, there are many of my clients who wore jade and could not explain why their jade pieces were broken mysteriously when they did not knock it against other objects or drop it on a hard floor.  I would think that the answer is quite simple: “Why ponder over the imponderables when even if you did find a plausible explanation you cannot say whether it is ‘true’ or not. Recite your own mantra of thanks and forgiveness to your God that somehow you are in HIS grace and thus you are being protected from all evil and harm.”

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About the Author: A.Arthur Lau, Gemologist. Spent 20 over years abroad traveling and working in third world Asean countries as well as in Hong Kong, China, London and New York City. Greatest passion for jadeite jade. Being to the famous Hpakan Jade Mines and the Mogok Ruby Mines in Upper Myanmar (Burma). Professional qualifications include Graduate Gemologist (GIA, New York City), MBA (Cranfield University, England) and B.Sc (Hons).

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  1. A.Arthur Lau says:

    Hello Ivan, thank you for your comment, yes the Chinese do believe that Jade can protect them from harm.

  2. Ivan says:

    I believe that jade bangles can protect wearer form harm and evil, and also bring luck to their onwer. Thank you for your information, I’m thinking about buying a Jade bangle, however it would be difficult to find a male jade bangle and also type A in my country.

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