Why did Chinese make jade items?

Info on Chinese Jade artifacts, products, and other items!

JADE! WHAT DID THE CHINESE MAKE OUT OF IT?

Chinese Jade Seismograph!

There are many kinds of Jade. There is nephrite and jadeite which are minerals as well as Jade. The Chinese actually made a seismograph out of jade. A seismograph is a machine that can tell where an earthquake's starting point is.

Chinese Jade Jewelry!

Chinese Jade Jewelry is very valuable! And very pretty!

I really couldn't find any facts on how to make Chinese Jade Jewelry, but here's a video on how to do it!
Link To Video!

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Sources!: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/imperial-china/neolithic-art-china/a/chinese-jade-an-introduction , and http://exoticjades.com