Jade is a glass-like, cloudy and versatile with vitreous lustre making it ideal for cabochon cuts and carving shapely designs. Jade is the overarching name for two separate types of rock of similar disposition; nephrite and jadeite. Jade has famously been coveted in parts of Asia and Australasia where ceremonial sculptures and statues as well as jewels and heirlooms have been documented and exhibited. Jade can be found in many colours, verging from pale greens and blues to lavender and pastel pinks. Green jade has long been used as a symbol of luck with money and also guard the wearer from misfortune.
Countries of Origin: Russia, Guatemala, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan, China