Importing Jades from China – A Visit to Jades Wholesale Market in Guangzhou

Jades are often known to be sold in luxury, polished malls at exorbitant prices, however, the jades wholesale market in Guangzhou is a completely different scene. It’s more like a down to earth flea market with gems and jades easily affordable to the public, and that’s what I like about the city. 🙂

Hualin Jewelry & Jades Wholesale Market in China
Hualin Jewelry & Jades Wholesale Market in China

The China jades wholesale market is ideally located around the landmark of Guangzhou – Hualin temple, centered by Hualin International that consists of five buildings A, B, C, D, E. Each multi-level building houses hundreds of shops dedicated to an extensive range of jades, precious stones, gold, to name a few.

Outside Hualin Zhubao Cheng
Outside Hualin Zhubao Cheng

The entrance of Hualin Jewelry and Jade City.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-1
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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-2

Inside the China jewelry wholesale market, jades are stacked in the store front. Jade pendants and bracelets are everywhere.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-3

A counter with jewelry at fixed prices.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-4

Pearl necklaces and bracelets are usually hung on the walls of some shops.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-5

A shop selling A grade jades at CNY¥260 per piece.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-6

Apart from jades, pearls and other jewelry, you can find an expansive range of accessories for jewelry like strings, ribbons, jewelry boxes, etc.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-7

Some shops also sell pearls by bags, a perfect choice for those who want to custom the design, length, etc. For those who want to save all the hassles of threading beads onto strings yet crave for customization, the greatest part about the jades wholesale market is that some China jewelry manufacturers offer bead threading service, what you have to do is just buy the beads, strings and other accessories you want to thread onto the strings.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-8

Ambers on sale in a shop

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-9

It was in the morning of the low season when we visited, and the jades market was empty.

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Shops in Hualin Jewelry & Jades City-10

Surprisingly, we also found a shop selling crocodile teeth, and other crocodile products including crocodile leather bags, shoes, wallets and belts.

Flea Market for Jades and Other Jewelry in Guangzhou
Flea Market for Jades and Other Jewelry in Guangzhou
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Flea Market for Jades and Other Jewelry in Guangzhou-3

Hidden behind the modern, multi-level jades wholesale building is a huge scale flea market specializing in jades. At first glance, it was like walking into a factory, hundreds of vendors set up easy, tiny stalls with several chairs and few display boards. You can find an extensive range of jewelry including jades, ambers, pearls, Buddhism ornaments, etc.

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