Anything made of jade seems infinitely more beautiful!
Carved for tools, jewelry, weapons, ornamental objects, and more, jade is a very tough mineral that has been utilized for almost 6,000 years. The name comes from the Spanish term, "piedra de yjada" meaning "stone of the loin" because Spanish explorers saw natives carrying the gem by their sides. It was then misprinted in the French translation becoming "pierre le jade." The Chinese character for jade, "yù," is one of the oldest characters, first recorded in 2950 BC.
Jade can actually be two different minerals -- nephrite and jadeite -- both of which are genuine and very tough. Nephrite occurs in white, dark green, and a creamy brown Jadeite can be many shades of green banding from blue-green to emerald green to black. Jade is not just found in its popular green hue, but can also occur in colors like whites, purples, yellows, blues, and reds. Jade is the gemstone for the 12th anniversary.
Metaphysical Meaning & Healing Properties: The Chinese traditionally associated jade with purity, harmony, and clarity, and it was known as the "imperial gem." This heart chakra stone produces good luck, stimulates the flow of money, cultivates friendship, encourages creativity, and accesses the spiritual world. Jade is known as the Dream Stone as it is used to enrich the dream-life while producing dream-solving qualities. Because it is associated with nature due to its green color, jade will advance the growth of chi, or life-force energies, thus making it a great stone to have indoors to bring nature into man-made environments. Jade is a powerful healing and protective stone that brings a long life to the wearer. For thousands of years the belief that jade heals kidneys has carried from Asian cultures all the way to Mesoamerican cultures. This stone is known to heal the heart, strengthen the nervous system, detoxify, and assist in regenerating tissues after surgery.
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Size: ~ 1 inch
Weight: < 1 oz.
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