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Culture Insider: Gifts of love in ancient China

(China Daily)    13:58, February 14, 2017

Culture Insider: Gifts of love in ancient China

A pair of Qing Dynasty jade pendants sold for 667,000 yuan ($100,050) at the 2013 Beijing Poly auctions (L). A pair of Qing Dynasty jade pendants sold for 920,000 yuan ($138,000) at the 2015 Beijing Poly autumn auctions (R). [Photo/ artron.net]

The Valentine's Day is here! Have you ever been caught up in a situation that leaves you clueless on what item to buy for your boyfriend or girlfriend? The ancient Chinese were never baffled by this problem. Here are some classic gifts for lovers during ancient times. Check it out and it may provide you with unique gift ideas.

  Jade pendants

The ancient Chinese usually gave their lovers something small so that they could easily take it everywhere. A jade pendant is a good choice. Moreover, according to old customs, ancient couples sometimes exchanged their jade pendants at their engagement ceremony, so these little jade decorations top the list of ancient love gifts.


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