Jade is primarily a green stone that has been valued highly in the Orient for millenia. It was used for knives and weapons in the stone age because it is a “tough” stone. This feature also made it suitable for delicate stone carving.
Jade is a complex stone and often misrepresented. Mineralogically there are actually two varieties of jade called nephrite and jadeite. Burma (Myanmar) is known for high quality jadeite, especially translucent emerald green “imperial jade” which is said to be worth its weight in gold.
Nephrite jade is usually less expensive and comes primarily from British Columbia, Wyoming and New Zealand. It is that variety of green jade which we have available in pendants, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, stone carvings, and hearts.