Jade in ancient time has been an important gemstone , especially among the Chinese and Latin American cultures. Ancient carved personality have been originated from these societies, where the value of Jade was sometimes worth even more than of Gold.
The name Jade is derived from the Spanish phrase “Piedra de Ijada”, which means “Stone of the Hip”, as in ancient this stone were used against kidney disease.
Jade stone exist in two differnt varieties that are actually two different minerals: nephrite and jadeite. Both types of jade are extremely hard, durable than granite.
Jadeite is about the same hardness as quartz, although jadeite is slightly harder than nephrite, crack more easily. The variety known as nephrite is a silicate of calcium and magnesium, while jadeite is a silicate of sodium and alumunium.
Other element which may contained in jadeites are calcium, potassium, chromium, magnesium, titanium, manganese and water.
Under a microscope, nephrite appears as tightly interwoven tufts of filament-like fibers. Jadeite shows a more crystalline structure.
Jade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love. Carved into a butterfly, in China it is a powerful symbol used to draw love.
Jade is a semi precious gemstone which is considered the stone of healing, hope and love. This is an ornamental stone and comes in a variety of colors like red, orange, yellow, green, white, blue, lavender, black, grey, brown and cream. Out of this the most popular jade stones are green and white.
Jade stone is also gifted by lovers as a proof of love and devotion for each other.
Know as a good luck and prosperity charm for centuries.
Create a positive attitude towards money and visualize yourself using money creatively and productively while holding the stone in your power hand.
Helps one remember their dreams, and provide help with dream-solving. Aids dream recall if placed under pillow.
Helps the wearer to sense the truth in all situations.
Also helps you in bringing your dreams into reality, and in making all things possible.
Helps you to put things in the proper perspective, and focus on the primary concerns for today.
assist in self assurance, self reliance, and self sufficiency.
To eases eyestrain.
To offer protection and harmony.
Chinese believe if the jade you wear breaks into pieces, it means you will or are in deep trouble.
Jade guarding against accidents and misfortune.
Place a piece of jade between two purple candles and let the candles burn for a short while. Then carry the jade with you as a protection amulet
This stone is also known to attract love and aid in sexual enhancement and fertility.
Jade also has the fame of being a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. This stone is helpful in treating diseases of the kidney, heart and the stomach.
Green is the most common color of jade .creates calm, harmony and peace, it will counteract depression, vanish evil spirits, and may produce dreams that are vivid and accurate. It is thought to be calming to the nervous system. Green jade is thought to represent life and growth and to assist one in finding their heart true desire. It is associated with the heart chakra and is thought to make it easier for the wearer to express love.
White is extremely calming and can be used for grounding as well as assist in making decisions. is used to direct ones energy and assist in concentration, by filtering out unwanted distractions. White and cream jade has long been used to boost energy and to ascertain what the highest outcome for a given situation will be. In Crystal Healing, White Jade has been used for Attention Deficit Disorder and for other areas where focus and concentration is needed.
Black is helpful when one is feeling under attack and survival is even in question, this stone will give one strength to fight. It is good for Grounding, as it is related to the Root or Base Chakra.
Blue helps to neutralize karmic influences and the emotional issues that are tied to them, as well is a peaceful stone.it will assist in relaxation and meditation It is associated with the Third Eye Chakra. It helpful in reaching a deeper level during meditation and relaxation exercises. It is a steady energy and is given to people who feel overwhelmed or under tremendous stress in their lives.
Yellow is told to help one gain a better understanding of the opposite sex. convey the gift of inner peace, joy and happiness. They teach the interconnectedness of all Life and all Beings. Yellow Jade is used to assist digestive organs of the body.
Jade is most often polished into cabochons and beads, and is used in bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings.
Ornamental figures, especially animals and Buddhas, have traditionally been carved from Jade.
Jade is also carved into ornate engraved pendants and cameos. Rings and bracelets are sometimes carved out of an entire mass of Jade.
Jade is extremely popular as pendants, rings, necklaces and pendants. Other than jewelry jade is also used to make snuff-boxes, cigarette holders, figurines and bowls
Jade has been around for thousands of years. In prehistoric times, this stone is used for making weapons and tools because of its toughness
The main deposits of Jadeite are in Mynamar (Burma); other deposits are in China (Tibet), Russia, Kazakhstan, Guatemala, and the U.S. (California).
Nephrite Jade comes from China, Russia, Brazil, and the United States (Wyoming, Alaska, and California).