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Claccic dark green Jade

Who ever you ask you can be sure of one thing; The all know of one gemstone  - Jade. What they don't know is that Jade comse in various colours, one of them is green. But, it is good looking, isn't it.


Size: 13x18xca 5 mm


In stock:  6


Price:  USD 4.50

Jade is mineralogically an incomplete term that covers several types of hard stone, such as nephrite and jadeite found mainly in China and Central America. The coloud varies from dark green to white. The English word jade is derived (via French L'ejade and Latin Ilia) from the Spanish term piedra de ijada or "loin stone", from its reputed efficacy in curing ailments of the loins and kidneys. Nephrite comes from lapis nephriticus, the Latin version of the Spanish piedra de ijada. In some countries, jade is known as "green stone". Among the earliest known artifacts unearthed is simple jewelry with beads, buttons, and tubular shapes. In addition, jade to yxhuvuden, knives and other weapons. During the Neolithic period were the key known sources of nephrite jade Ningshaoområdet in the Yangtze Delta (Liangzhu 3400-2250 BC) and Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia (Hongshan 4700-2200 BC), China. Jade was used to create many ceremonial objects, and was considered the "imperial gem".

In New Zealand nephrite jade known as Pounamu Maori (often called the "green stone") and plays an important role in Maorikulturen. It is considered a Taonga or tax, and is therefore protected under the Treaty of Waitangi, and the use of it is limited and closely monitored. It is only on the southern island of New Zealand, called Te Wai Pounamu Maori - "[The] Greenstone Water ', or Te Wahi Pounamu -' Place of Greenstone".

Jade stands for love, protection, health and money.



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