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Jade Beauty

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While I was out with the kids today, I ran into a friend and I noticed she was wearing a beautiful, delicate Jade bracelet.  In ancient Chinese culture, Jade was worn to ward off evil and injury.  That tradition continues today with people still wearing Jade bracelets for protection.  

While I was in China a few years ago with Steve for one of his conferences, I spent quite a bit of time in the markets in Beijing drooling over the beautiful Jade pieces.  I ended up buying my own Jade bracelet, but I realize that while I can appreciate the tradition associated with the piece, it is really the gorgeous color that I am drawn to.

Jade is such a lovely, soothing color and can be a perfect choice in interiors.  

Such a soft and Zen dining room.  {Via Pinterest}

Such a soft and Zen dining room.  {Via Pinterest}

A gorgeous Tobi Fairley interior with plenty of shades of Jade.  {Via Houzz}

A gorgeous Tobi Fairley interior with plenty of shades of Jade.  {Via Houzz}

Just a touch of Jade is enough with these fantastic Herman Miller chairs.  {Via Telegraph}

Just a touch of Jade is enough with these fantastic Herman Miller chairs.  {Via Telegraph}

Gorgeous! {Via Pinterest}

Gorgeous! {Via Pinterest}

This chandelier is fabulous! {Via Pinterest}

This chandelier is fabulous! {Via Pinterest}

Isn't this beautiful?!?! {Via Architectural Digest}

Isn't this beautiful?!?! {Via Architectural Digest}

Kelly Wearstler... sigh.  {Via Pinterest}

Kelly Wearstler... sigh.  {Via Pinterest}

If you want to keep it simple, there are some beautiful Jade paint colors to try.

From left to right: Antique Jade, Ming Jade, Quiet Moments (love this! Have this color in my dining room), Jade Green (all Benjamin Moore)

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