Jade Information

Jade is also known as “Yu” (China), which is truly one of the stones with comparable features. In fact, it has been raised by China’s general population over the centuries as it has provided some of the utmost honours and was believed to provide prolonged existence and amplify power as much as possible.

However China’s population is not the only one to believe about this stone, many ancient cultures believed that Jade is mostly used for everyday living in order to increase their energy, make their life longer and induce more strength on to them. This is one of the most prized varieties of stone, as having a deep-rich emerald green due to its chromium content.

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Colours:

Jade, although, composed of interlocking, granular pyroxene crystal, it still occurs in an extensive range of colours like lilac, black, pink red, blue, brown, gray, and orange. In fact, Green provides serenity and peace, as well. It also counteracts despair, dispels evil spirits, and may create dreams that are colourful as well as, accurate.

However, Black is useful once the individual is suffering from any bad attack and continued existence is even questionable, this gemstone usually provides strength to fight. Blue facilitates to deactivate karmic influences and other emotional problems that are attached to them; as well it will help in relaxation as well as, for meditation.

In addition to, Brown or Gray soothes and drains off extreme energy; provisionally less the force of several karmic events. This typical colour also assists in adjusting for new environment, and settling unenthusiastic events at home. Lilac is known to support with some fresh thoughts and creativity.

It is believed to convey psychic sympathy of individual’s dreams and to assist in recovering from any unenthusiastic situation. Pink or Orange are both said to be valuable in producing fit skepticism, while red is well-known to facilitate in dealing with feelings of irritation and releasing stress.

Sources:

Some of the principal source for jade is Myanmar, which has supplied China with transparent, royal jade for more than 200 years

Chemical Composition:

Chemistry:

Na (Al, Fe) Si2O6

Cleavage:

Prismatic

Crystal System:

Monoclinic

Fracture:

Difficult, splintery

Hardness:

6.5-7

Specific Gravity:

3.3-3.5

Mayan jade

Jade was a powerful symbolic gemstone in Mesoamerican culture.

Only elders wore the elaborate hand carved jade vessels

Jade Mask

Jade masks were symbolic in life for rituals in Mayan society and were worn by leaders in ceremonies.

Mask include hand carving of Sun God, Jade death mask, to mosaic masks made up of many pieces of jade.

Jade Sceptre

Sceptre heads were also used in ceremonies in shape of bird or avian.

Jade belts

Jade belts ornaments were worn with royal costumes.

Jade pendants

Maya Deity jade pendants were hand carvings of Deities or Mayan royal families on a jade stone and some with a hole drilled from head to figure designs.

Hunchback designs

Jade pendants as Hunchback design were popular as these were trickster or criminal characters.

Glyph Pendants

Maya Glyph pendants were carved jade or other polished rock gemstone with incised Mayan glyphs.

Jade Maya Pectorals.

Jade was carved to fit as a chest ornament or worn for protection.

Some shields represented the Jaguar god or A god of the underworld.

Jade Maya Necklaces

Necklaces were made of Jade and other gemstones and sometimes gold nuggets found in creeks nearby.

Many necklaces had focal bead carved or a Copper bell

Jade Maya adornments.

Jade and other gemstones were carved to fit in loops of ears from round to square shapes. Also adornments for other parts of the body and jade were popular for animal carvings from turtles to frogs and mice.

God figures and Burial objects were popular in jade more than any other gemstone.

Jade flints and obsidian flints were used as weapon or as a cutting tool or for ornamental purposes

Jade has been used for over 7000 years. It was popular in ancient times for its toughness and was used to make tools and weapons.

In ancient Egypt, jade was known as the stone for inner peace, balance, harmony, love, and as a lucky protective stone. The American Indians used jade as a remedy for kidney ailments.

In China, jade is known as “Yu,” or the royal gem. Chinese carvers use jade for cult figures and for furnishings for important members of the imperial family.

Jade is thought to bring about divine unconditional love. It helps one to be in touch with one’s desires and builds the bridges to turn dreams into reality. Jade is believed to cleanse the blood, ridding it of toxins, and put one in touch with the body’s need to rest and reinvigorate, opening it up to spiritual guidance and dream input.

Emotionally, it is thought to help one to adjust the physical body to the earth, providing for a healthy expression of self confidence, self reliance, and self sufficiency.

Jade symbolizes compassion, modesty, courage, justice, and wisdom.

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