Woman faints after breaking $44K jade bracelet at China market
UNSPECIFIED, CHINA - MAY 31: A customer selects jade bracelets at the Shifosi early market on May 27, 2013, in Shifosi town of Henan province, China. Zhenping is one of the 14 counties in Shifosi town, which is the biggest jade culture and creative industry centre in the world. About 50,000 people in the town are engaged in jade industry. More than one billion jade products made in Shifosi are sold all over the world every year. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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.