Jade Facts, Information and Description Jade is listed as the Mystical birthstone for the month of March and the birthstone for the Sun Sign Virgo. Jade is the term applied to forms of jadeite and nephrite.
These minerals are similar in appearance and a distinction between the two often was not made. But, because of its more intense color and translucency, jadeite now brings higher prices and is thought to be the true jade. There are culturally and artistically interesting pieces of jadeite that have reached high prices in several corners of the world. Its name refers to the owners' fortunes doubling each time the source boulder was cut.
There are also historically significant jadeite items displayed in museums all over the world. One such example is in the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea. It is a fifth century gold crown, which features comma-shaped jadeite beads, called "gokok".
Another famous piece of jadeite is the Jadeite Cabbage, which was carved from a piece of jadeite. It is an amazingly true-to-life color representation of a Chinese cabbage and features camouflaged insects in its leaves. It is displayed at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.
Another exquisitely carved jadeite item is the famous 50 cm tall Jade Dragon Vase, carved from lavender and green Burmese jadeite. It is exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, USA. Both the Jadeite Cabbage and the Jade Dragon Vase are stunning examples of how finely and delicately jadeite can be carved.
Also a green jadeite Maya Maize God pendant from Mexico is part of the display at the National Museum of the American Indian, USA. Additionally, a gray Mexican Olmec jadeite mask is part of the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, USA.The item "ANTIQUE 14K GOLD JADE JADEITE RING GEMSTONE WHITE GREEN MOTTLED CHINESE HOLOLITH" is in sale since Saturday, May 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Rings\Gemstone". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.