Picture of jade by Irenka Kudlicki
The term Jade encapsulates many things and covers a wide array of gemstones. The only pure forms of jade are nephrite and jadeite. Jade’s history dates back to several thousand years ago when it was used to make tools and weapons because of its strength. The name Jade originates from the Spanish term, “piedra de ijada.” The translation means, “stone for the pain in the side.”
Jade is known to convey affluence and money, captivate affection and helps with self-healing. It also offers security from adversity and calamities.