Urumqi jeweler showcases Hetian jade creations in Beijing
Jade jewelry by artist Zhang Jing. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Zhang Jing, a native of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, is familiar with the beautiful, high quality jade found in Hetian. And the Urumqi-based jewelry designer is skilled at transforming the Hetian jade into ornaments.
She is now showing dozens of her original designs at the Ici Labas gallery in Beijing's 798 art district.
The necklaces, pendants and earrings are on display through Nov 19.
In addition to Hetian jade, Zhang also works with mila, the Chinese term for semi-translucent and opaque Baltic amber that is now popular with Chinese jewelry lovers.