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.
Continuation from the first season. Love will finally bloom.
Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his family’s efforts to match him with his wealthy cousin so that he can marry her. But dark circumstances—a lustful brother-in-law, a treacherous sister, a family secret—force the two young lovers apart. As Manzhen and Shijun go on their separate paths, they lose track of one another, and their lives become filled with feints and schemes, missed connections and tragic misunderstandings. At every turn, societal expectations seem to thwart their prospects for happiness. Still, Manzhen and Shijun dare to hold out hope—however slim—that they might one day meet again. A glamorous, wrenching tale set against the glittering backdrop of an extraordinary city, Half a Lifelong Romance is a beloved classic from one of the essential writers of twentieth-century China.
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?