It's time to get the girls in for your weekly chit-chat and cup of tea, and you want to make it different, right? Here’s how: get yourself some Jadite fire king dishes. Ok, first things first: what is Jadite (also called Jadeite)?

It’s a kind of fired glass kitchenware that comes with a milky green look, that is translucent and looks great no matter what you use it for. If you want to know just how special it is, for many years it has been a collector’s item with some pieces demanding a pretty high price.

The good thing though, for the most part, Jadite dinnerware is relatively easy on the pocketbook.  This makes it a great item to collect.

There are all kinds of Jadeite kitchenware that you can collect: you can get mugs, you can get plates, you can get dishes, swirl mixing bowls, jadite platters for example.  Anything that you're looking for can be found on sites like eBay as well as local antique shops.

For your get together with the girls, Jadeite mugs and cookie plates will definitely do the trick. The mugs come differentiated by handle size, so that you have a C handle as well as a D handle. There are many different design imprints on the mugs as well – you can choose whatever you want.

Before you buy, do your homework of course. Being such precious and delicate items, there are lesser quality pieces and also units known as fantasy pieces.  These are items that look very charming but were never in the original offerings.  Usually they were created much later by a company trying to enter into the market.

Of course some people even collect the fantasy pieces or newer offering like the Martha Stewart collection.   But these are usually easy to spot by the color or weight and sometimes the patterns themselves.

All in all it’s a fun and exciting adventure collecting Jadeite dishes or any of the dinnerware pieces that you decide to go with.

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