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Beijing jewelry is famous the world over for its elegance, refinement, and grace. Jewelers in the Beijing area have been practicing the same traditional techniques for millennia, and today, with the use of modern technology aiding these traditional practices, Beijing jewelry stores are able to cater to modern demands of price and practicality while still producing the tasteful and beautiful designs of generations past.
For a complete tour of the Beijing jewelry stores, you should start at Fanghua Pearl and Jewelry, the largest and most famous pearl store in the famous Beijing pearl market. In this crowded but well-appointed showroom, locals and foreigners alike are treated with the consideration and care central to the Beijing jewelry shopping experience. The pearls on display range from classic white to yellow, pink, and black, from the smallest seed pearls to opulent oversized gems. You can find a classic pearl necklace or pearl earrings, or opt for a more ornate jewelry item studded with high-quality pearls. Being the number one jewelry store in Beijing, Fanghua has hosted a number of foreign dignitaries and their wives, including several queens—their portraits line the shop’s walls. If you are looking to be treated like royalty and to walk out dressed like it, then Fanghua Pearl and Jewelry is the place for you.
Another important element to traditional Beijing jewelry is jadeite. Beijing jewelers have been using this precious and rare substance for hundreds of years to create jewelry that is as beautiful as it is unique to this region. In fact, if you ask a store clerk for a “Beijing ring”, chances are she will assume you are asking for a ring made with jadeite. Jadeite is a rare and high quality version of the mineral jade, which is considered by the Chinese to be more precious than gold. Jade is said to represent important virtues like morality, and so wearing jade or jadeite jewelry is said to give the wearer wisdom and virtue. Jade jewelry is often carved from a single piece of the mineral, giving rings and bracelets a sleek, modern aesthetic despite their age-old symbolism. If you are looking to bring back a single impressive souvenir for someone special from your trip to Beijing, consider choosing a jade ring or bracelet, or a pendant necklace set with a carved jadeite stone, for a gift with both sentimental and aesthetic appeal.
However, despite this plethora of jewelry shopping options, Beijing diamond shopping can be a little more difficult. A foreign visitor would do well to exercise caution when shopping for diamonds and diamond jewelry in Beijing—many stores have complex customer service policies and are not as accustomed to dealing with tourists as the shops selling more traditional Beijing jewelry. If you are in Beijing for an extended period of time and want to buy a special piece of diamond jewelry for a special occasion, consider purchasing it online and having it shipped.