Jade Lover is the second installment in a series with “Diamond Lover”. The drama is set in the 1930s. The jade store of the Chen clan is going bankrupt, so the heiress Chen Chen Xi (Zheng Shuang) is working hard in order to return to their period of prosperity. This is when she meets her family’s enemy and rival in business Bai Luo Han (Lee Jong Suk). The cold Luo Han becomes attracted to the warm-hearted and optimistic Chen Xi, but Chen Xi resists him. A funny love war between the two ensues. However, at the same time, hardships that will force them to mature await them when the Japanese appear and want to control the jade market.
After the young lady Feng Er (Li Fei Er) loses her mother, her father remarries and sends Feng Er to Lingshan to study. She thus has to part ways with her childhood friend Chang Geng. Upon returning home after completing her studies, she surprisingly discovers that the house is deserted. When she becomes involved in a dispute, she saves a group of girls and takes them with her on her quest for her father and Chang Geng. Along the way, they meet the carefree Jing Rong (Song Ming Yu), who starts harboring feelings for Feng Er.
Set during the Republican era, the story tells of a young girl by the name of Du Chun Xiao (Victoria Song), a smart young girl who uses her strange but unique ability to deduct clues and solve mysteries through the use of tarot cards. However, one day she decides to return to Jiangnan with her friend Huang Meng Ching (Zhang Zhi Xi). As the Huang family accepts Chun Xiao as one of their own, Mr. Huang proposes the idea of marriage between his son Mo Ru (Yang Yang) and Chun Xiao. Though she is not particularly attracted to Mo Ru, she continues to live with the Huang’s until strange things begin to occur, that endanger her life. It is during her difficult times that she notices Huang Mu Yun (Jiang Jin Fu), the youngest son of the Huang’s. As the two discover their feelings for each other, secrets regarding Chun Xiao’s true identity as well as the darker nature of Mr. Huang’s past deeds are unraveled.
The story is set during the Ming dynasty. Female police officer Yuan Jin Xia (Tan Song Yun) receives the order to help the fierce embroidered uniform guard (imperial secret police) Lu Yi (Allen Ren) solve a case in Yangzhou. The two can’t seem to get along at first, but through the hardships they have to endure together, they learn to rely on each other. When they finally become lovers, however, the ill-fated story of their families is brought to light.
The story begins in the Northern Qi Kingdom. The prime minister Gu Qing Hong (Zhang Xiao Long) schemes to murder his wife Miao Qian Qian (Wang Li Kun), the daughter of an aristocratic family, together with her whole family. However, the Emperor of the Southern Liang Kingdom (Allen Ting)’s younger brother Xiao Feng Qing (Joe Cheng), who’s actually a half-alien, rescues Qian Qian. Qian Qian from then on lives under the name Nie Wu Shuang and enters the palace of the Liang Kingdom. A love triangle between Wu Shuang and the Xiao brothers ensues. But behind Wu Shuang’s necklace lies a huge secret: twenty years ago, a fairy came down to earth after war on the Phoenix Star broke out and she was pursued. There she saw a little girl, Qian Qian, who was about to drown. She then gave her the “Heavenly Tear”, a stone with a huge power: whoever owns it will be able to unify the country. A demon who’s half-human half-machine and hides in the Qi Kingdom is after the stone.
In order to find her missing father, the young maiden Gu Hai Tang (Li Yi Tong) comes to Kunyang and starts working at the Lang family’s rouge manufacture. There she always bickers with the Lang family’s second son Yue Xuan (Deng Lun) until they become friends. However, Yue Xuan’s older brother Yue Ming (Ying Hao Ming) takes a liking to Hai Tang and the Lang family therefore tries to trick her into marriage with him. When Hai Tang learns that she was married to the wrong person, she starts to hate Yue Xuan for deceiving her. She then promises the Lang family to treat Yue Ming’s disfigured face when they let her divorce in return. Yue Xuan is ashamed of his actions and finally faces his true feelings. He pursues Hai Tang again and the two develop a love and hate relationship. But after Yue Ming fully recovers, his love turns to hate and he snatches away the operating rights for the manufacture and even tries to break up his brother and Hai Tang. At the same time, Hai Tang’s father’s true identity and the reason for his disappearance as well as the truth behind Yue Xuan’s hardships in life are revealed. Will Hai Tang and Yue Xuan be able to overcome everything and develop a healthy relationship?
Set in the seaside town Chang Le of the prosperous Tang with a developed shipbuilding industry, the drama tells the story of a human girl Lu Li who disguises herself as a male, hoping to make her mark in the shipyard and realize her dreams. The merman Wu Ju Lan also arrives at the shipyard with a hidden motive. The two grow to know and love each other. As their romance progresses, the plots and conspiracies behind them also surface. Lu Li is torn between kinship and love. Finally, the two resolve hatred with love and merman and man eventually live in harmony.