Jade gemstone occurs in two forms, jadeite and nephrite jade. Some sources claim a third type of Jade known as Transvaal Jade, however this is not a true Jade. It is a grossular garnet. The main differences between the two types of jade are mainly chemical in nature as both have very similar metaphysical properties.
Nephrite Jade gemstone comes mainly in a creamy white color and a variety of green colors. The green colors tend to be on the lighter side. Jadeite jade gemstone comes in a much larger variety of colors and include various shades of blue, lavender, mauve, pink, and a variety of wonderful green shade's. The almost emerald green shades of jade colors are the most sought after. Sadly with today's new manufacturing techniques, the Jade colors you see may or may not be natural as it is now possible to dye Jade. Always make sure you purchase your jade from a reputable dealer if you want to ensure your stones are natural and not chemically treated.
Of the two forms of Jade stones, jadeite is the rarest and the most sought after shade is the almost emerald green color it has when it is in an almost perfect mineral mixture. It has been mined throughout much of Asia for centuries however today it is mined mainly in Guatemala and Burma. Nephrite Jade stone on the other hand is mined mainly in Canada these days but can also be found in the United States in Alaska, California, Washington State, Oregon, North Carolina, and Wyoming.
When you think of Jade stones, the color that comes to mind first is one of the many wonderful shades of green that Jade comes in and it is the green color that we have the most historical background information to draw from.
Like most green stones, Jade gemstone has been used in many ways to help attract money into the life of the user. If it seems like you never have enough money, always looking for extra money to pay a bill or replace something that broke, you may need to change your attitude towards money. Too often we find ourselves upset with what we need most in our life, this is especially true when dealing with money. When there's not enough money to take care of all that has to be done, we tend to develop a negative attitude towards money. This act alone can result in our never having enough money and by taking the time to change our attitude towards money to something more positive and life-affirming, the doors to a constant flow of money can swing wide allowing us to receive all that we need and deserve.
Continue below for the Chakra, planet, element, astrological and chemical composition of jade gemstone.
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Main Chakra: Heart
Vibrates to the number: 11
Astrological Sign: Libra, Aries, Gemini, Taurus
Chemical Composition and Name - NaAl(SiO3)2
Hardness - 6.5 to 7
Specific Gravity - 3.34
Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.66
Optic Sign -
Optical Character -
Chemical Composition and Name - Ca2(MgFe)5(OH)2(Si4O11)2
Hardness - 6 to 6.5
Specific Gravity - 2.95
Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.61 to 1.62
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Optical Character -
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