When I was in high school, my best friend’s mom took a missionary trip to Asia. She brought back all sorts of amazing gifts for the entire family including a simple, elegant, and absolutely gorgeous Burmese jade ring for my friend. I can admit it now… I secretly coveted that ring!
Ever since, I have been drawn to the warmth and beauty of jade. But, not just any stone. Burmese jade is the most expensive and most desirable of all the jades. Also known as Burma Jade, Imperial Jade, or Chinese Jade, the stone is usually mined in Myanmar (formerly Burma), and it has been considered precious in China since the 10th century.
Recently, I was introduced to Parma 77 Jewelry and their collection of stunning jade jewelry, including the classic bangle bracelet, shown. This bracelet is an incredible example of the beauty of jade. The color is just breathtaking! And, the bracelet, like each piece from Parma 77 Jewelry, is exquisitely handcrafted and polished by skilled master craftsmen.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I think that this would make a much-appreciated gift. The real beauty of this bracelet is that it transcends all ages and is above the term “trend.” A bangle like this will simply never go out of style. So, it’s a gift that will be treasured for years to come and, if you are lucky, passed down through the generations.
The bangle comes in three sizes: Diameter measurements (in inches) are: Small 2.12″-2.3″, Medium 2.3″-2.43″, Large 2.45″+. I chose the small (I have small hands) and it was a bit of a squeeze for me. So, be careful when ordering (and perhaps sneak mom’s favorite bracelet out of the jewelry box for a quick measurement, just to be doubly sure).
The bangle is even packaged, ready for gift giving, in a stunning brocade bag. No gift wrap needed!
This bracelet retails for $79.99, but with Amazon Prime, it is available for only $45.09 (plus free shipping). And, while you are shopping, take a peek at some of the other incredible pieces by Parma 77 Jewelry, like the Green Nephrite Jade Stretch Bead Beaded Prayer Bangle Bracelet, the Donut Green Jade Pendant Necklace (A Lucky Protection Powers Amulet), and another of my personal favorites, the beautiful Queen Violet Jade Bangle (a vibrant purple jade).
Shop soon. Mother’s Day is only 46 days away!
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Parma 77 Jewelry.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample of the jade bangle bracelet mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.