Jade is a Magic Gem
Jade is a Happy stone. It loves to be handled.
It does not sparkle, but glows. Jade loves water. Almost all
food pieces of jewel Jade come from pebbles which have been in
water for many years. Jade pieces will definitely improve with
wearing as pearls do, and although naturally cold, will take
on warmth from the body.
Jade absorbs oil fro the skin and constant contact with the
body will enhance the luster and bring out latent color.
The people of the Far East value Jade more than any other
stone because they believe it brings them good luck. That
is why an individual chooses a stone by appeal rather than
It is believed that a traveler wearing a piece of jade will
come to no harm in an accident, but the jade will crack. All
jade varies in hue according to the impurities present. Pure
jade is white. Almost all colors of the spectrum are shown
in different shades. White streaked with brilliant green, grey
speckled with black, misty blue mottled gold, reds, browns,
In ancient China, jade was a ritual insignia symbol of authority.
Jade represents benevolence. Its translucency, revealing the
inner markings, is like the honesty of righteousness. Its penetrating
resonant tone is like the clarity of wisdom. Like a man of
courage, it can be broken, but can’t be scratched. Like
justice, it has sharp edges, but will not cut.
(From Chips & Splinters via Stonecutter, 2005)