What colors does Jade come in? We usually think of Jade as green, but it comes in many colors including red, yellow, green, lilac, black, orange, white, pink blue and brown!
What are the types of Jade? There are two varities of Jade: Jadeite and Nephrite. Jadeite is rarer, with a hardness of 7 and produces the highest quality Imperial Jade. Nephrite comes in shades of green and has a lower harness rating of 6.5. This variety is commonly used for carvings.
Where does Jade come from? Jadeite can be found in Japan and the United States. Nephrite comes from Russia and China.
What is the history of Jade? Jade is a well-regarded stone, especially in China. It is often believed that the stone’s special essence can be absorbed when jade is handled. Legends say that Spanish explorers wore Jade amulets to prevent hip and kidney disorders. It is the US state gemstone of Alaska and Wyoming.
What are the metaphysical properties of Jade? Jade has often been called the concentrated essence of love. It is the anniversary gift for the 12th, 30th, and 35th years of marriage. It is said that Jade brings relaxation, reduces negativity, and promotes longevity.
How do I clean and care for Jade? Clean Jade with mild soap and warm water. Dry with a soft towel. Avoid high temperatures, harsh blows and cleaning chemicals.