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There is only jade—or at least it seems so to the outside world. The smooth, carved gem is still the most prized precious stone in China (Christie’s Asia’s annual jadeite sales break records regularly), but contemporary Chinese jewelry has long been about more than Imperial-style amulets, and never more so than today, with the region’s fast-growing wealth. The country has become the second-largest diamond market, and colored diamond sales are exploding, making way for a new era of jewelry. It is also fertile ground for using bold designs and important stones. The six here have redefined the look of Chinese jewelry.


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