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What does natural jade stone look like?

Jade is a semi-precious ornamental stone. The gem owes its name to its appearance. Small jade pebbles, polished by river water, resemble a human kidney (from the Greek νεφρό – kidney). It is not surprising that the first use of this stone in ancient medicine was aimed specifically at treating kidney diseases. The jade stone has long been so highly valued due to its properties that it was considered sacred. Rotate the photo with your mouse or finger.

jade properties

Jade is a jade, a silicate of calcium, magnesium and iron. Its hardness on the Mohs scale is 6,0-6,5 units. Thin plates are usually translucent. Silky when broken, the shine becomes glassy after polishing. Jade is a unique stone. There is no more viscous and durable ornamental stone in nature. It is as strong as steel. A strong blow may cause a hole to form on the surface of the jade, but the stone itself will not split; it can only be cut with a diamond.

Types of jade and their colors

Jade varies in color, which depends on the content of various impurities in it. The color range is varied – from black to white. Green jade of all shades is more common: swamp, grass, salad, emerald and yellow-green. The rarest and most valuable stones are red and blue jade (dianite). A variety of jade in yellow-brown-green tones with a “cat’s eye” effect can be considered unique.

Products with jade

Even in the Bronze Age, jade was used by people to make strong and durable working and hunting tools and weapons. World-famous jade items include the slab of Tamerlane’s tomb, the six-meter tall Buddha statue in China, the sarcophagus of Tsar Alexander III of Russia and the seal of the Emperor of China. Its decorative properties began to be used for jewelry only later. Now jade products in the form of symbols that carry certain meanings are in demand.

How to clean jade

Caring for a jade product is easy. The mineral can be washed periodically in soapy water, after which the remaining soap must be thoroughly rinsed off under running water. More often, it is enough to wipe the stone with a damp soft cloth, as if polishing it. It is better to store products with jade in individual cases.

Jade deposits

Jade deposits are found in many countries. It is considered one of the best in the world and is distinguished by high quality raw materials from the deposit in New Zealand. There are large deposits in Russia, China, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Poland. So far, the resources of this stone are far from depleted.

The meaning of the jade stone

Ancient Chinese philosophers compared the properties of jade with the best spiritual qualities of a person. Its hardness personified justice and moderation, its soft shine represented mercy, its purity represented wisdom, its translucency was considered a symbol of honesty, and its changeability was a symbol of courage. It was considered in China a symbol of power, immortality and perfection, and was valued above silver and gold.

Whose stone is jade according to horoscope and zodiac sign

Jade is a stone that absolutely all zodiac signs can have at home. If you like jewelry with jade, anyone can safely wear it, without, however, counting on the help of the gem. Jade’s attitude towards all people is equal and neutral. Only three signs distinguish jade from all others, patronizing and helping them. These are Pisces, Cancer and Aquarius. Jades of any shade, and especially green tones, bring harmony and positivity into the lives of these zodiac signs.

The healing properties of jade

In ancient times, people endowed jade with powerful healing powers for almost all ailments. It was worn on the body, taken orally in powder form, and applied to wounds. Nowadays, the positive effect of jade in diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract has been proven. The therapeutic effect is based on the high heat capacity of the stone. A slightly heated mineral is applied to sore spots for bruises or rheumatism as a long-acting warming agent. Massage rollers, balls and rods made of jade are widely used for body massage, as well as for cosmetic facial massage. This effect stimulates blood circulation, promoting tissue regeneration, fights sagging skin, and relieves fatigue. Lithotherapy claims that green jade beads relieve rapid heartbeat, normalize sleep, and calm the nervous system. Small jade balls are widely used for exercises that develop the hands after stroke and injury.

Magical properties of jade

Experts in the field of esotericism assure that jade has strong energy and senses the owner’s desire for changes in life. The stone helps if the desire is sincere and righteous. Jade is a kind of indicator of human actions. If the stone begins to become cloudy or darken, then the owner should think about the correct choice of life path and rethink what he has done. It is also a stone of justice and good intentions, it forces a person to change for the better. They say that jade is good to have in the house for those who are not confident in their abilities and consider themselves a failure. It helps you concentrate and achieve what you want. Stability and tranquility – these qualities of jade are used as a talisman during burials, protecting graves from desecration. Jade stone is one of the most amazing minerals, and its influence on different cultures is colossal. It is known that, for example, for China this mineral is a national symbol! Jade is also highly valued in our country: legal liability is provided for illegal trafficking of the mineral. The connection with medicine can already be seen in the title: indeed, at first it seems like a striking coincidence that nephritis is used as a diagnosis. Meanwhile, the mineral received its Greek name precisely from “kidneys”, and the name was a tracing-paper from other languages, where jade had the same magical meaning (jad – kidney). Because of this affinity, it was long believed that jade and jadeite were one stone, and only modern science has learned to distinguish between them.

Jade is widely used in art and decorative works: its hardness on the Mohs scale varies from 6 – 6,5. The natural palette of the mineral is green, pale green, shades of white.

Mineral jade in culture and art

The value of jade for ornamental and architectural work lies in its impact strength: the mineral is almost impossible to split. Archaeologists confirm that these qualities were known to people back in the Neolithic Age. At different times, tools of labor and war, talismans, and jewelry were made from jade. Since ancient times, stone has been used for monumental works, including ritual ones. The mineral has the closest connection with the history of Ancient China, and these traditions have survived to this day: the language of the Celestial Empire is replete with proverbs, sayings, and legends glorifying this stone.

Jade – magical properties

Since ancient times, the magical properties of jade included the ability of the mineral to protect against the evil eye and bad external influences. It was believed that the stone acts as a guide, suggesting the right path in life, helping to remain in harmony with oneself, maintaining internal harmony. Seven thousand years of jade history give it unprecedented capabilities, many of which we borrow today from Eastern culture.

For example, in China, jade is able to determine the character of the interlocutor, suggesting his thoughts to its owner: if your jade amulet has darkened, then your opponent is probably plotting evil against you!

The magic of jade covers all areas of human life: it promotes career achievements, strengthens friendships, and helps in marriage. Jade also acts as a healer.

Healing properties of jade

Nephritis in medical practice is closely associated primarily with kidney diseases: its name is not an accident. However, one can see how the mineral gains more and more strength for the body from generation to generation. To date, the beneficial effects of jade have been noticed for the gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Among the potential dangers, jade prevents mental disorders and improves the emotional background. Trends in recent years include the development of jade in manual therapy: numerous massagers made from this stone have become widespread.

Who is jade suitable for?

  • Jade will help Aquarians find harmony in relationships and find true love.
  • Jade jewelry will help Cancers to be more restrained and achieve success in their careers.
  • Pisces and Jade will be in harmony with themselves, become more balanced and learn to listen to the opinions of others.
  • Aries will stop conflicting and will be more restrained, which will affect the quality of life and relationships between people.
  • Those born under the sign of Taurus will learn to work in a team, become more attentive and kinder to others.
  • Jade for Gemini is a symbol of faith and self-confidence.
  • Jade will help Leos overcome life’s difficulties.
  • Virgos and jade will learn to be friends together and build relationships with other people.
  • This mineral will relieve Libra from sadness and melancholy.
  • Scorpios will argue less and learn to perceive someone else’s point of view.
  • Sagittarius will become more balanced and less impulsive.
  • And for Capricorns, jade will help them find a companion who can love and accept him with all his shortcomings, seeing their merits.

Some things may also depend on color, but for the most part magic still does not specify this point, and a natural mineral of a green hue, as a rule, copes with all responsibilities for both men and women.

Jade – compatibility

The mineral is loyal not only to humans, but also to its “brothers”. It is believed that the stone goes well with emerald, sapphire, and malachite. The stone can be worn with topaz and rock crystal.

Where is jade mined?

Jade deposits are known in the USA, Brazil, and New Zealand. Russia accounts for up to 10% of world production of this mineral.

Of course, jade is mined in China. Today this country is the world’s main consumer of jade.

Jade – how to spot a fake

The centuries-old positive history of jade, its popularity, as well as a number of legislative restrictions contribute to the fact that the mineral is counterfeited.

In this case, either another mineral, glass or plastic can be used as a “counterfeit”. In everyday life, minerals are suggested to be assessed by weight: natural stone is heavy.

The shine of glass fakes will be more glossy and blinding, while the shine of a natural mineral will be more matte. Among the examination methods there is also banal heating: if you hold the stone slightly above the fire, nothing will happen to it. But a fake plastic one will melt.

In our Briller watches we use 100% natural minerals: each watch is sold with an expert opinion from an independent examination of the Russian Academy of Sciences!

We recommend paying attention to such watches with jade as the Horse, Embankment.

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