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PHYSICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF JADE

The term jade designates, not a particular gem, but two different minerals of similar colours: jadeite and nephrite. Although of medium hardness, they are both very strong.
Jadeite belongs to the silicate family. Its chemical formula is NaAl [Si2 O6]. It is greenish-white, green, Gray or yellowish in colour. It is translucent at the edges; its lustre is glassy and oily. Its break is uneven and rough. It is found in clumps, grainy, fibrous, cryptocrystalline aggregates. With a hardness of 6.5, it has a density of between 3.2 and 3.3. Its crystal system is monoclinic and its luminescence Gray-blue.
Nephritis is a variety of actinolite; its hardness is between 5 and 6, its density from 3 to 3.2. It belongs to the group of silicates. Its chemical formula is Ca2 (Mg, Fe2 +) 5 [OH / Si4 O11] 2. Usually green in colour, nephritis is translucent. Its lustre is glassy, silky. It is found in massive and microcrystalline aggregates. In the form of felted or wadded aggregates, actinolite is called asbestos.

THE COLORS OF JADE

The colours of jadeite jade are much more extensive than those of nephrite. It is the proportions of colouring elements that condition the colour. Thus, chromium salts accentuate green (imperial jade), titanium produces black, iron associated with manganese gives pink. Nephritis usually presents in shades of green, but also sometimes whitish to yellowish.

MAIN JADE DEPOSITS

Nephritis has a metasomatic genesis of contact (migration of minerals between a rock and magma from the depths). Jadeite has a metamorphic genesis. It is formed at very high pressures, but a fairly low temperature (200 to 300 degrees).
The most important deposit of jadeite, a fairly rare mineral, is found in Burma, but it is also found in Guatemala, in mines already known to pre-Columbian peoples. Finally, there is jadeite in Japan, Russia, Kazakhstan, the United States… and even in the Alps, mines exploited since the Neolithic, or in Corsica.
Nephritis is more common. It is found in China, New Zealand (Jade Island, in the south), and especially in Canada. There are also some in Australia, Brazil, Russia …

THE ADVICE OF OUR GEMOLOGIST: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT JADE?

Because of its rarity, jadeite is more valuable than nephrite. Depending on the culture, preferences are not the same. Westerners tend to look for the more intense emerald green, or the colour apple or spinach … While in the East, white or yellow jade is more popular. The traces and streaks are not necessarily considered as defects, on the contrary they can bring charm to the stone. Jade is usually cut into polished cabochons. The lilac shade is very sought after, like the transparent emerald colour.

METALS ASSOCIATED WITH JADE IN JEWELLERY

Jade can be sculpted or cut in any shape, leaving the field open to the inventiveness of jewellers. All metals can be used in conjunction with these beautiful shades of green.

STORIES AND LEGENDS AROUND JADE

Jade, jadeite, nephrite… all these terms have the same origin: the iliac bone! Lapis nephriticus in Latin, piedra de ijada in Spanish refer to the belief of the ancient Mesoamerican peoples, who believed that jade cured nephretic problems.
Jade is in a way the stone of China. As early as 5000 years before Jesus Christ, we were already making jade objects that have been found by archaeologists. In the Liangzhu culture, between 3000 and 2000 BC, this stone had ceremonial use. The dignitaries, when they died, were covered with jade objects, more or less refined according to the social rank of the person. The slow and careful work required to make them was undoubtedly a ritual in itself. Several Chinese legends portray jade. One of them relates that when the first human died, his breath became wind and clouds, his flesh returned to the earth, and his bones turned into jade beads… The Chinese Emperor Qianlong, in the 18th century, had such a passion for this mineral that he had amassed huge quantities of jade objects. During the wars and invasions that followed, this treasure was seized and disseminated throughout the world.
Among the Maori, the original people of New Zealand, nephritis is a very important stone from a cultural point of view. It is even protected and its exploitation limited. They have always used this mineral to carve tools, axes, gold jewellery, diplomatic gifts.

VIRTUES AND BENEFITS OF JADE

Jadeite would be a stone bringing peace and softness, it would calm the nerves. For the Taoists, it would represent immortality.
Nephritis is still used today in lithotherapy to treat all kidney and urinary problems: stones, cystitis, incontinence…
Both without distinction have the reputation of fighting the flu, promoting meditation, relieving migraines, strengthening the cardiovascular system. They would prevent excessive sweating and, as a mouthwash, would treat canker sores. They would even have the ability to fight against sterility.

ASTROLOGICAL CORRESPONDENCES OF JADE

The planets linked to the jade are Jupiter and poor Pluto, yet today deprived of its planetary status! Jade would be a beneficial stone in particular for Gemini, Leo, Libra and Capricorn. In Chinese astrology, it is said that Buddha once called all animals to come and worship him, and only twelve answered him, and all of these are associated with jade. To reward them, Buddha assigned each of them a unit of the twelve-year astrological cycle. These were the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. A nice legend, which however omits the fact that this astrological system dates back thousands of years, while Buddha, himself, lived in the 6th century of our era. The Jade Wedding Anniversary celebrates the 26th wedding anniversary.