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Even in ancient times, jadeite stone began to be used along with jade, making a wide variety of products from it: from weapons to jewelry. Especially popular was the use of jadeite in the bath.

History and deposits of jadeite

Natural jade.  Photo:
Natural jade. Photo:

Jadeite has been valued by various peoples since ancient times. For the Chinese, this stone is sacred. The Maya Indians, as well as the Aztecs, valued jadeite above all metals and stones. The main confirmation of the significance and value of jadeite is that archaeologists still find a huge amount of a wide variety of jewelry and things made or decorated with jadeite. It was thanks to the peoples of America that this stone appeared in Europe and immediately became popular among jewelers.

Apart from this, the stone is well known in India. Its properties were highly valued, for this reason it was constantly used as the main material for decorating something or making various crafts. And this is not surprising, because it has excellent decorative qualities, including due to the fact that it has a high level of density.

The main deposits of jadeite are concentrated in upper Myanmar, China, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, the USA and Kazakhstan. The largest Russian deposit is located between the Yenisei and Kantegir rivers.

Colors and varieties of jadeite

Imperial jadeite is considered the most valuable gemstone variety – transparent green stones. They are used for insertion into rings and earrings. However, in nature there are jadeite stones of all shades of green, from the darkest to the lightest.

In addition, you can find white, gray, orange, brown, green, lavender and black jadeite. The color of the stone is persistent, however, with strong weathering, bright spots of red or yellow color can form on the stone.

$9.4ml Heavenly Harmony jade necklace. Photo: Christie’s
Buddha pendant in light green jadeite. Photo: Yokdee Jewelery
Bracelet made of jadeite beads of delicate lavender shade. Photo: Yokdee Jewelery
Jadeite pendant. Photo: Yokdee Jewelery
Blue jade pendant. Photo: Yokdee Jewelery

Jadeite jewelers are divided into three main types:

  1. Imperial – a transparent stone of very high quality and emerald green color.
  2. Utilities – an opaque green stone. A popular and cheap category of jadeite.
  3. Commercial – an almost opaque green stone that has transparent veins. Most often used in jewelry.

It is worth noting that a unique technique has been invented in Russia, with the help of which even non-varietal jadeite can be dyed green.

jadeite price

Today, jadeite is a fairly expensive ornamental stone, although its price, of course, can vary significantly. If we talk about stones of good quality and rich color, the price of such jadeite is about 1000 rubles per gram.

The cheapest category of jadeite, “utility”, can cost $2-$3 per kilogram of crushed stone. The most expensive imperial jadeites can approach precious emeralds in their price.

Healing and magical properties of jadeite

Figurine made of jadeite
Jade figurine

Many centuries ago, jadeite stone began to be called a kidney stone, and this is far from accidental. Jadeite very often contributes to the cure of various diseases associated with the kidneys. It is worth noting that the stone itself cannot help in any way, but it helps to enhance the effect of drugs. Given this, the stone is generally used in the treatment of any internal organs.

Beads and bracelets made from this stone are able to stabilize blood pressure and the functioning of the cardiovascular system. It is still unknown if any powers associated with magic contribute to this. It should be noted that from ancient times to this day it is believed that this stone is able to give a person peace and confidence.

Who will benefit from the stone?

Jadeite is an ancient and very strong talisman. First of all, it is suitable for people who have connected their lives with jurisprudence, as it maintains honesty and a sense of justice in a person.

Jadeite is a stone of fidelity and sincerity, it will maintain strong marital relations, and will also help to establish communication between generations, mutual understanding with children. Jadeite can calm excessive energy in a person and bring harmony to the soul.

What signs of the zodiac suits jadeite

Ring with jadeite and diamonds

Among the signs of the Zodiac, jade stone, regardless of color, suits Virgo, Gemini, Libra, Taurus.

You should not wear it to Capricorn, Scorpio, Aquarius and Cancer – for them jade will be too strong a stone and suppress their own energy, it can contribute to the development of depression.

What stones does jadeite go with?

In the East and Mesoamerica, jadeite has been considered a sacred stone since ancient times. Buddha statues were created from it, amulets and idol figures were carved. The green mineral averts diseases, warns of deceit. Magicians believed that jadeite was able to control the weather, which is probably why it is believed that he gives a rich harvest on a personal plot.

Jadeite belongs to the “earthly” type of stones, therefore it goes well with water minerals, less with fiery ones, and does not tolerate the proximity to Air stones at all. The best companions of this gem will be aquamarine, rock crystal, emerald, moonstone.

Malachite, beryl, sardonyx will not suit jadeite. Amber and rauchtopaz will not have any effect, the energy of the stones is neutral.

What metals are combined with

Silver pendant with jadeite

The soft, unobtrusive magic of silver will fully reveal the properties of jadeite. The mineral in combination with it enhances its healing properties and has a calming effect on the wearer.

The gold frame, on the contrary, awakens the hidden resources of the body, gives energy and strength. At the same time, you should not constantly wear a stone, you can achieve “burnout”.

If you dreamed of jade

In eastern dream books, buying dishes, kitchen utensils made of jadeite is fortunately. Gem jewelry dream of success in business.

If a person produces jadeite in a dream, then, judging by the dream book of the industrious Maya, he will soon have a difficult repair. In this case, it is not bad to have this mineral in a gold setting.

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