Jade jewelry such as pendants, necklaces, earrings, or a jade ring makes a wonderful gift that is guaranteed to impress. There are two types of Jade: Jadeite and Nephrite. Jadeite is rarer and the highest quality is known as imperial Jade. Jade is a universal stone. It is well suited to people born at any time of the year. Jade allows one to actualize aspirations and attain limitless achievements. Jade is a protective stone and acts as a ward against negative energies.
Birthstone: Jade is the birthstone for Virgo Aug. 23 – Sep.22.
Wedding anniversary: Jade is the anniversary gemstone for the 12th, 30th, and 35th year of marriage.
Color: 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. 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.
Shopping guide: The most valuable form of jade is known as imperial jade and comes from Myanmar, it is an emerald green color.
Hardness: Jadeite has a hardness of 7. Nephrite Jade has a hardness of 6.5.
Healing ability: The Chinese credit Jade with clarity, Jade is said to stimulate kidney function and has been used as a cure for kidney stones for centuries. Jade is also said to be beneficial to the heart, the nervous system, and to promote health in the organs that purify blood.
Mystical power: Jade is linked to wisdom, longevity, practicality, tranquility, and serenity based on knowing how to live in harmony with the laws of nature. Jade is sometimes known as the “Dream Stone” or the “Stone of Fidelity”. Placed under the pillow, it helps with dream work. It is a stone for strengthening, wisdom, protection and luck.
Deposits: Jadeite is from Myanmar, Japan, and USA (Alaska and California). Nephrite Jade is from Myanmar, Russia, China and USA (Wyoming).
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So that’s it for Jade Gemstones. But how do these actually compare to Jasper Gemstones?
Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature. Jasper jewelry such as pendants, necklaces, earrings, or a jasper ring makes a wonderful gift that is guaranteed to impress. Jasper is said to aid quickness of thought, allowing your mind to function with less distractions and aiding clearness of thought. Jasper is also said to help dispel negative energies and reduce stress. These qualities make jasper an excellent choice for executives and others in the business world.
Birthstone: Jasper is also the birthstone for Virgo: Aug 23 – Sep 22.
The name’s origin: The name jasper is from the Greek iaspis.
Color: Jasper comes in red, brown, green, greyish-blue, and yellow. Often jasper is multi-colored.
Shopping guide: Jasper is a very pretty, inexpensive gemstone. It is usually worn as beads or cabochon jewelry.
Care and treatment: The polish on jasper will often be washed away in water. Clean your jasper jewelry with a soft dry cloth.
Healing ability: Jasper is thought beneficial for throat disorders, thymus problems and blood diseases. “The supreme nurturer”, Jasper is known as the “Patron stone of Counselors and Healers”. It is very healing and balancing and was often worn by Shaman for protection.
Mystical power: Sometimes referred to as the “Goddess Stone”, Angelite is thought to help us tune in to the voice of the Great Mother Spirit–and it’s a two-way communication as Angelite is thought to improve both sending and receiving. It’s thought to help us return to the innocence and purity of purpose we had as very young children and tune out the hurts and corruptions acquired during a lifetime of living. It is therefore thought important in healing anger.
Deposits: Urals, North Africa, Sicily, France, India, Venezuela and Germany, Arizona,California, Utah and Wyoming.