Jade

Jade is a glass-like, cloudy and versatile with vitreous luster making it ideal for cabochon cuts and carving shapely designs. Jade is the overarching name for two separate types of rock of similar nature; nephrite and jadeite. Jade has famously been coveted in parts of Asia and Australasia where ceremonial sculptures and statues as well as jewels and heirlooms have been documented and exhibited. Jade can be found in many colors, verging from pale greens and dyed blues to lavender and pastel pinks. Given its beautifully soft spectrum it’s no wonder that jade has been used throughout the ages to attract love. Green jade has long been used as a symbol of luck with money and also guard the wearer from misfortune.

 

Countries of Origin: Russia, Guatemala, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan, China