In Indian culture, jade was called the "divine stone" and considered to be capable of curing asthma, gravel, epilepsy and heartburn. The Spanish conquistadors who once occupied Mexico believed jade could cure side pain or kidney stones and named it "piedra de ijada, " which means stone of the loin.
From that comes the name jade. As far back as the pre-Columbian period, the Mayas, Aztecs and Olmecs valued jade more than gold. In Egypt, it was the stone of love, inner peace, harmony and balance.
Chinese emperors saw the "stone of heaven, " jade, as a symbol of power. Jade is actually a common name for two different gems, nephrite and jadeite. Pink jade is jadeite, a sodium aluminum silicate mineral that rates a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Jadeite is rarer than nephrite, and therefore more valuable. Green, black, blue, lilac, purple, red, violet, white and pink are all colors represented in jadeite.At times the gemstone has veining, which does not necessarily detract from its value. Like the entire family of jade, a wide range of beliefs and myths surround pink jade. According to them, pink jade has such a tremendous effect on the nervous system that merely holding it causes a resonating energy from within. Like all jade, it symbolizes all the Confucian virtues: wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage, according to the International Colored Gemstone Association.
Jadeite has been mined in China, Japan, Russia, Guatemala and even the United States. The most valuable jadeite, known for its superb color intensity and glassy luster, comes from upper Burma, now Myanmar. The raw jadeite is cut with wire saws and abrasives.
Since it is such a hard gemstone, diamond drills are used to carve it and hollow out details. This lovely elephant comes from this large Jade Collection! Measurements: 6 1/2 inches long. Provenance; Villa Romani - Bonhams Ref 35056/2. " An Amazing Blue Chip Investment Opportunity to Acquire an Original Natural Hetian Jade Statue".Invest in one of our paintings, rather than risky bank investments, where you can actually touch your investment. Take pleasure in looking at it and watch it appreciate in value over the years!!
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