A customer looks at jade bracelets at a market in China. Jade is a big business in China. A Chinese woman, who dropped a jade bracelet valued at $44,000 and broke it, promptly fainted and had to be revived by her family. She hasn’t reached an agreement, yet, on a repayment amount for the broken bangle.
Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Woman faints after breaking $44K jade bracelet at China market

A Chinese tourist was so amazed at the price of a jade bracelet, in her haste to take it off, she dropped it and broke it, fainting at the shock of the broken bangle.

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The woman was visiting a market in Ruili, near the border of Myanmar, on Tuesday when the vendor told her the bracelet she was wearing cost $44,000, according to the BBC.

She quickly tried to take it off and that’s when it fell and broke.

After her family placed her on the floor to revive her, they tried to negotiate how much to repay the vendor, the BBC reported, but they were unable to reach an agreement. The seller demanded $25,000, but the woman said she could only afford $1,500.

Jade is a symbol of good health and a long life to the Chinese.

In other places, like the U.S., it represents wisdom, balance and peace. 

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