Jade Jewelry

Jade jewelry is often carved jade pendants and statues though you can find lovely earrings, bangles and bracelets.

Jade is often carved to bring out its radiant beauty. Many of these jade carvings are unique hademade works of art.

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Jade Facts

    Types of Jade

    The two types of Jade are Jadeite and Nephrite. The most common color for jade is green though it can be other colors as well.

    Colors

    Jadeite is rarer and the highest quality is known as imperial Jade. Jadeite comes in many colors: red, yellow, green, lilac, black, orange, white, pink, blue and brown. Jadeite has a hardness of 7.

    Nephrite Jade is more common and is often used in chinese carvings. Nephrite Jade comes in various tones of green -- mostly with an olive green tone. It has a hardness of 6.5.

    Misleading Stones and Terms

    Be aware that Serpentine is often sold as Jade.

    Reputable dealers will not use the following misleading terms. However, for your protection, I am listing them here:

      "Amazon jade" and "Colorado Jade" is really Amazonite (green feldspar).

      "American jade" is really the Californite (green variety of idocrase).

      "Imperial mexican jade" and "mexican jade" are really green-dyed calcite.

      "Indian jade" is really aventurine.

      "Korea jade" and "New jade" are really Serpentine.

    Where Jade is Found

    Jadeite is from Myanmar, Japan, and USA (Alaska and California).

    Nephrite Jade is primarily found in British Columbia, Canada. There are smaller mines in China and the US (Wyoming) but not of the same quality.

    Birthstone Months with Jade

    Anniversary Gemstone for Jade

    Nephrite Jade is from Myanmar, Russia, China and USA (Wyoming).

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Mystical Properties and Lore

    Jade is said to help one relax. It is considered a very balanced stone -- it helps one in both the vision of tasks to do as well as doing the actual tasks.

    Jade has been thought of as the concentrated essense of love.

    In China, jade is regarded as a special stone. It is believed that when handled some of the secret virtue of the substance is absorbed into the body.

    Legends have it that the Spanish conquers of Central America wore amulets of Jadeite to prevent/cure hip and kidney complaints.

    Jade is the US State Gemstone of Alaska and Wyoming. It is the Canadian State Gemstone of British Columbia.

 
Jokes

    Smiley Who is Jade's best friend?

      Pearl.


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