Jade beads - Nephrite - in all colors of the rainbow!
Jade beads (Nephrite / Jadeite)
Jade is one name that has traditionally been used to two minerals that fall into this category, viz. Jadeite and Nephrite. However, there is a big (price) difference between Jade beads.
Only in 1863 was finally discovered that Jade was a word for two different gems: Jadeite and Nephrite. One (Nephrite) abundantly available, the other (Jadeite), a rare and so precious gemstone. And while Jade won more than two thousand years around the world and is edited! The Chinese were of course the first and made it a part of their ancient religious cult. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs appeared Jade appreciate more than gold and the Maoris from the seventeenth century discovered how to properly edit Jade fell amulets and for tools. It will amaze you but Jadeite in pure form is white! It also comes in different colors, mostly pastel colors: green, pink, brown, red, blue, orange and yellow. "Imperial Jade" is the exception: Emerald Route speaking or apple green. Extremely rare and therefore very expensive. Moreover, in Chinese culture only processed Jade valuable. In 'Sanzijing, "a book that was used until 1950 as a guide for primary schools from the thirteenth century, states the following:" If one does not gloss Jade, it's not a precious thing. If a man does not learn, his life has no meaning, because he knows the values and respect for life and will not be never accomplished. Use it to your advantage!
Nephrite Jade is harder than steel; once one makes it weapons and tools! The colors of nephrite are less delicate and less pure than Jadeite. Typically, the color spinach or sage green. In any case, darker than the green Jadeite.
The operation of Jade
Jade is a cleansing and protective stone (especially against physical injury) and creates harmony and balance. The stone promotes self-realization and self-reliance and helps to release negative emotions and irritation. It promotes, care and tolerance. Jade encourages coming up with all sorts of ideas and the decisiveness to put them into practice. Physically strong cleaning jade works, brings all sorts of bodily systems in balance and remove toxins from the body. It has a positive effect on the kidneys and adrenal glands, bladder, nervous system, fertility and birth.
The hardness of jade is 6.5, the density is 3.
Jade belongs to the constellation Libra.