What is jade? Why we chose the name JadeCrate for our subco

Jade – A short history, value, and more

Jade is a very valuable stone, unique, and all jade is not the same.  There are several different types of Jade and some confusion between jade and jadeite. Jadeite is the rarer and more valuable variety, and the chief deposits are in Burma (Myanmar), not in China. Surprise!  Burma (Myanmar) not China is where the most valuable jade comes from. However, Myanmar supplies have dwindled through the years, and now China is buying Jade to the tune of millions of dollars.  In our research we found sales of Jadeite jewelry selling for as much as 27.4 million, though the necklace was crafted by Cartier and belonged to heiress Barbara Hutton, that is still a very highly valued accessory, sold of course, by Sotherby’s. Jade is also popular with the elite, as shown in this picture of actress Jessica Chastain at the premiere of Interstellar.

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Jade is popular with Hollywood celebrities too – Jessica Chastain wore jade earrings to the premiere of Interstellar in 2014 (Credit: Getty Images)


In September 2016. CNN Style provided insight into the market and tips on buying jade, the article was insightful and partly where the pull came to include Jade as part of the subscription box name.  In May of 2016, the BBC wrote a similar article regarding the value of Jade and market growth.  Two key points that helped us incorporate Jade into the name.  Tim McDonald, a writer for the BBC, writes “Jade usually represents good health and long life for Chinese people” and “Demand for Jade is driven almost entirely by the Chinese market. At the top end, it can be worth more than gold”.  All of this research created what is now a selling point for us, jade represents good health, a long life, and it’s valuable and growing in value, which is what we hope the JadeCrate subscription box brings to our fans.

To read more about jade and other related boho articles, follow our blog bohoboxsubsriptionbox.com 

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Did you say “Jungalow?”

Have you heard of the term “Jungalow?”

Our DIY tip for the month is inspired by Rachel, the founder of #TCMillennial.  She put together a blog post for an inspired boho home office space.  Check out how to create those positive boho vibes in your home office while keeping it functional and uncluttered.  The concepts she uses are simple and if you have a home office or any room, you can derive inspiration from Rachel’s quick read blog.  Read the article here

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Mindfulness Monday – Simply Breathe

The purest form of mindfulness is to breathe simply.

The caveat here with the exercise is to breathe with conscious effort.  All those breaths have a purpose besides keeping your heart and brain going.  We challenge you to start a 5 Mindful Breaths exercise you can do every day, before work, at work, after work, anywhere you like.  Rules of engagement are you will use these five deep breaths of fresh air to think free and preferably concentrate on only the breathing.  This exercise is particularly useful if you are feeling restless, anxious, angry, or stressed.  Use the time to focus on only one thought or image.  If necessary close your eyes and picture something that brings you peace, joy, makes you feel relaxed and hold on to it.  When you complete the exercise, you will notice a difference in your state of mind and a big dose of H2O is healthy for you too. Like what you have read?  Download our newly published, free eBook, A 7-Step Guide to the Bohemian Lifestyle here.

About JadeCrate:  JadeCrate is both a subscription and gift box business with our core principals and foundational beliefs centered in bohemian living both physically and mentally. Our boxes are filled each month with products catering to your inner flower child.  They include a mix of boho chic styled accessories, décor, natural skin care, artisan teas, fair-trade wares, and organic snacks. In addition to great goods, each box includes positive vibes with insider tips on bohemian living, recipes, and exercises to help you get through the month with a smile.  Find out more today at www.jadecrate.com.

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Today is International Day of Friendship

At JadeCrate, we work with several fair-trade partners and international companies.  We say take a moment today celebrate diversity and peace.  This day is also a day to promote friendships, regardless of what country you are from or your friends.  An opportune day to go out for lunch or dinner at an ethnic restaurant and celebrate other cultures.  Peace.

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Free Therapy Everyone

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Final call to order the last of the JadeCrate Summer Series Boxes

Last day to order your JadeCrate Summer Series box is 7/31/2018. Use coupon WELCOME18 for free shipping on your first single subscription box order with us.

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In Season – Watermelon

The JadeCrate newsletter comes with a recipe, usually comprised of in-season vegetables and a protein.  However, it’s July, it’s hot, thirst beats out hunger in this simple recipe.

If you are looking for something refreshing and unique and maybe you are a vegetarian or vegan, you just might love this recipe from allrecipes.com (modified slightly)

Fresh Watermelon Water

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon – deseed if you are using one with seeds, otherwise, the texture is too grainy.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, or to taste (original recipe calls for 1/2 cup – way too sweet)
  • 12-24 fresh mint leaves (this is a to taste option)
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • Lots of ice

Puree the watermelon and water in a blender until smooth. Muddle the sugar, lime juice, and 12 to 24 of the fresh mint leaves.  Evenly distribute the muddled mixture into the bottom of 6-8 glasses.  Fill each glass with ice. Pour in the watermelon water, and stir before serving. Garnish with lime slices and a few mint leaves.

If you are looking to create an adult beverage, you can add a jigger of GOOD vodka to the glasses before pouring the watermelon water.  Cheers and Enjoy

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