Brian, About the Jade bangle. The very ancient belief is that Jade
will protect you. The Jade will shatter before your health. I am now
wearing my second bangle, the first one did indeed shatter into three
pieces. I replaced it as quickly as I could, and have yet another one
in a drawer ready if necessary.
The method related, is indeed how the bangle is put on, and it is a
bit painful to say the least. The hand to the wrist is coated with
oil or soap, the thumb and portion below it is forcefully folded into
the palm with the little finger and below it then pinched on top of
the thumb part. The bangle is forced over this area until it slips
onto the wrist. I cannot see removing it easily.
If indeed she insists. slip a jewelers saw blade teeth face up
underneath the bangle, affix it into your jewelers saw and begin to
saw away. Her hand and arm are not in danger with the saw blade
facing away from the skin. It will take time and maybe a few saw
blades. Try to keep the wrist submerged while sawing, and good luck.
Why do I a westerner accept this belief? I was wearing a jade bangle
ring, I opened a spring loaded door with my hand holding the door.
The spring load forced the door strongly into the wall, my hand was
in jeopardy of being smashed. That small jade ring stopped the door
from slamming my hand into the wall, yes it did shatter, my hand did