A prized stone in the East, Jade has been treasured for centuries. It has a rich heritage and a beautiful appearance that draws people to it. Jade can come in a variety of colours, but green jade is the most popular. Always considered a sto...
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A prized stone in the East, Jade has been treasured for centuries. It has a rich heritage and a beautiful appearance that draws people to it. Jade can come in a variety of colours, but green jade is the most popular. Always considered a stone of good luck and fortune, jade welcomes in abundance and positivity.
Physical Energy Properties: Jade has been known to be great for the skin, and there are even jade facial rollers that roll over skin to relax and smooth skin and muscles. It helps with fertility and pregnancy as well as the menstrual cycle. It treats the kidneys and adrenals reducing any adrenal fatigue or burnout. Balances fluids within the body and creates an alkaline system.
Emotional Energy Properties: Brings confidence and emotional balance. Helps in recalling dreams and understanding their messages. Carries ancient wisdom that can be passed on. Stimulates creativity and ideas to solve problems and come up with new solutions.
Chakras: Connected with the Heart chakra.
Astrological signs: Related to Gemini, Taurus and Aries.
History: People all around the world have revered jade as one of their prized gemstones. Indigenous tribes in New Zealand and parts of North America used jade, and in China, it has been used in traditional art and sculpture for well over 3,000 years. It was also used by the Mayans and the Aztecs for medicinal purposes, jewelry, and religious artifacts. Jade comes from the saying “piedra de ijada” which means “stone of the pain in the side.” Explorers from Spain saw the locals holding jade to their sides to alleviate their pain.
Where it's found: Jade is found in Canada, China, Myanmar, Italy, the United States, and Russia.
Variations, Rarity and Value: The price of jade has actually increased significantly over the past decade. It’s $3000 an ounce which makes it even more valuable than gold. There are two different minerals that are referred to as jade including Nephrite, which is the milky or greenish white jade from China. There is then Jadeite, which is a deep emerald green coming from Burma. The price and value of jade has increased because investors are looking for ways to put their money into portable, non-traceable assets. This means that even smaller pieces of genuine jade will be more expensive than ever.
How to use it: Wearing jade in a pendant, a bracelet or in earrings will help you receive the balancing benefits of this stone. It’s also a lovely stone to have in your home in the form of the polished or raw crystal or a carving.