The most valuable form of jade is known as imperial jade. It is an emerald green color.
Jade has been cherished for thousands of years. Its considered pure and enduring enough to inspire the wearers highest spiritual aspirations, yet sensuous and luxurious enough to satisfy down-to-earth cravings. Asian consumers have never lost their fascination for jade, and today, non-Asian buyers are drawn to jade as never before. All are attracted by its rich heritage as much as by its beauty, durability, and rarity.
Nephrite jade has its cultural roots in the smoke-dimmed caves and huts that sheltered prehistoric humans. In China, Europe, and elsewhere around the world, Stone Age workers shaped this toughest of minerals into weapons, tools, ornaments, and ritual objects.
Their carvings invoked the powers of heaven and earth and mystic forces of life and death. 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.
Jades also appear in mottled green and white, and the rarer colors of yellow, pink, purple, and black. The range of greens are light to dark, creamy, grayish, and also white. A leek green variety called "Russian Jade" is found near Lake Baikal in Russia. The item "VINTAGE 14K GOLD LAVENDER JADE JADEITE DIAMOND RING DESIGNER SIGNED KN CHINESE" is in sale since Thursday, August 9, 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 North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.