When buying Ye Ming Zhu I always recommend buying a never owned piece. The nature of crystals is to store and share energy and information. Because of this inneractive process, buying something that has been previously owned will have energetic information from the previous owner. Ye Ming Zhu adjusts and adapts to you, and what you need energetically, so buying or wearing something pre adapted to someone else can have some adverse effects. That’s not to say they can never exchange hands, but it is important to start fresh. If you are receiving a pre owned Ye Ming Zhu make sure you read this section.
Since crystals are holders of energy intelligence Yang Shen has shifted over to a new form of Ye Ming Zhu now called Celestial Ye Ming Zhu. A charging station has been created with mother stones to provide Celestial Ye Ming Zhu with the energetics of several different power places. One mother stone was charged in Jack Halperns prize winning mineral collection for several days. http://mineralbliss.blogspot.com/2010/09/unique-collector-amazing-breathtaking.html
The next stone got charged by the Ye Ming Zhu owned by every Emperor from the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Another stone was activated in sacred places and portals in South America during the 2012 alignment. And Lastly I personally set up an activation in the Goddess Temple taken care of by Penny Slinger and built by the father of spirulina, the late Christopher Hills for the 2012 alignment. In addition there are a large collection of other sacred stones to create a singularity sending the newly shaped stones into the world energetically supercharged.
If interested in the energetics It is very important you purchase genuine Ye Ming Zhu. Ye Ming Zhu is valuable ranging from $75 – $10,000 depending on the size, weight and shape of the piece. Yang Shen (to Nourish Mind Body and Spirit) is the only place I have ever found genuine Ye Ming Zhu. I personally have access to their large collection. I am working with them to shape their inventory, collaborate with skilled jewelers and crafters and help bring the right pieces to the right people. Celestial Yeh Ming Ju is guaranteed to be genuine and is the only company working with the only high tech alchemists lab which creates it.
Though you are welcome to try to find Ye Ming Zhu elsewhere, I have yet to see that result in anything but acquiring a glowing counterfeit. Counterfeits are very abundant, you can find them all over china and ebay as well as some festivals. Counterfeit Ye Ming Zhu will not contain the rare earth elements, the crystal structure, the energetics and are often toxic. There are many forms and grades of counterfeit and they can all look slightly different. They don’t glow as long or bright or have the same color. I have yet to see a counterfeit purple, they are usually green, darkish green or blue green. Some are easy to spot others are a little more difficult. Many contain plastic or polymer as a bonding agent or a glow paint put on and inside calcite or other minerals. If a price is too good to be true it is probably counterfeit.
If you do muscle testing it can become obvious what is real and what is not. It is important to note you may be able to feel some energy from a counterfeit, especially if you have owned or held Ye Ming Zhu before. That can occur because of placebo, tapping into the morphic field of Ye Ming Zhu through your belief, or radiation. So I cannot emphasize enough find yourself a genuine piece, if you want to spend less, get a small piece, any amount of Ye Ming Zhu will bring the energetics into your life it doesn’t have to be huge.