Ancient China for Kids
Jewelry in ancient China was worn by both men and women, by rich and poor. Jewelry was made of jade, silver, gold, clay, stone, and coins. Silver was more popular than gold. Jade was the most popular of all. Everyone wanted jade jewelry. Jade was believed to protect the owner. Jewelry was also made using a system of fabric knots.
Jewelry included amulets, pins, headbands, rings, earrings, and headdresses. Designs were varied and interesting. One emperor demanded his jewelry always include a 5-clawed dragon in various designs.