Jade has been prized for thousands of years for its beauty and healing properties with much history in China and Latin America. Since the Stone Age, Jade has been carved into weapons, tools, ornaments, and ritual objects for power and protection.
It wasn't until 1863, a French minerologist, Alexis Damour, discovered that the material known as "jade" could be divided into two different minerals: jadeite and nephrite. Both are metamorphic rocks made up of tiny interlocking mineral crystals. Jadeite is an aluminum-rich pyroxene and Nephrite is a magnesium-rich amphibole. Today, gemologists use the word “jade” as a general term for both nephrite and jadeite. Jadeite can range from opaque to semi-transparent and Nephrite can range from opaque to translucent; its colors tend to be more muted.
Metaphysically, Nephrite and Jadeite hold the same healing energy as their chemical properties are very similar. It is only in recent history, we have discovered their scientific difference.
Jade helps you connect with Mother Earth for deep healing. It helps you open up to new ideas to create the life you want to live. All colors of Jade are believed to carry a lucky and protective energy.