For the Love of Jadeite

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Today, this delightful green dishware is enjoying a second surge of popularity. During the past several years, prices for vintage jadeite have climbed steadily due to increased interest from the Japanese market, notes Cathie. Many Japanese collectors share Americans’ desire to acquire the familiar; they remember seeing jadeite on the tables of American families living in Japan after the war and seek these items as a part of their own recent history. Although jadeite remains in demand, it can readily be found in many styles and patterns at antiques shows and vintage shops. Best of all, it brightens tables today just as it did more than 60 years ago.