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Geology and History

Jade is a variety of the calcium and magnesium rich amphibole mineral Actinolite.  The other mineral species known as jade is jadeite, which is a variety of pyroxene.  Jade possess many grays and greens with occasional yellows, browns or whites.  Jade, can also contain blacks, reds, pinks and violets.

Jade is an ornamental stone used in carvings, beads and cabochon cut gemstones.  Canada is the principal source of modern jade.  Jade was used mostly in pre-1800 China as well as in New Zealand.

Metaphysical Properties

Jade is referred to as the Stone of Longevity.  Brings strength, fortitude, courage, protection, persistence and completion.  Helps us to stand our ground.  Balances the Heart Chakra and is deeply relaxing.  Jade is said to bless whatever it touches.  It is the ultimate “Dream Stone”.

Revered in ancient cultures as well as today to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity and dream-solve.  It is cherished as a protective talisman, assuring long life ad a peaceful death.  Also considered a powerful healing stone.  An amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility and oneness, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see truth.

Crystal Healing

Jade gives the wisdom to be able to see past self-imposed limitations and helps you shed that outdated can’t win don’t try attitude. It gives you the courage to discover your divine inner truth while discarding any negative patterns holding you back form your full potential.

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Quick Overview

Formula:Ca2(Mg, Fe) 5Si8O22 (OH) 2
Stone Qualities:Longevity, fortitude, protection, persistence, completion
Hardness:6.0 – 6.5
Chakra:Heart (4th)
Zodiac:Libra, Taurus
Origin:China, New Zealand, Russia, Swiss Alps, USA, Canada

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