(Closed) Jade and Gold Jewelry

posted 10 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
37 posts

No, you are not expected or should you wear all the jade and gold jewelry you receive.  I assume you will doing a tea ceremony? Typically, you wear as they present it to you at the tea ceremony portion.

After the tea ceremony is over, and before the reception, take it all off! Wear only what you want – I would caution keeping it in a safe box or somewhere secure.  And don’t forget to lock all your doors! Asian tea ceremony weddings are notorious to be full of cash and bling – and its a thieves heaven.  [After my sister’s wedidng reception, her in-laws returned to a broken in home in search of her gifts].

If you are not doing a tea ceremony, then, make sure someone safe guards all the gifts and still, no, you do not need to wear them. 

Post # 4
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hi Aja,

I didn’t wear all the jade/gold that was presented to me/us. I did switch out my necklace though as my Mother-In-Law & Father-In-Law got me a gorgeous diamond necklace. Basically we just showed the guests what we received, kind of show and tell-like, and then placed everything in the gift basket (which was personally being held by one of my brothers).

Post # 5
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Are you doing the tea ceremony during the reception though? I know some brides do that.  If you’re doing it during the reception, I would ask your mom or other elder to see their opinion. You wouldn’t want to offend someone by putting it all on and then taking it all off. 


Post # 6
8 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

If your parents and your parents in law give you gold bracelets, wear those all day.

All the other jewelry you get from your other relatives, you can take them off after the tea ceremony. 

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