Excerpt from nationsonline.org ~
Jade’s basic color is white with a colorless opaqueness and a waxy like appearance. The variation of the colors comes from trace elements (i.e. iron, chromium, magnesia, calcium) within the stone’s chemical formula, creating a color range from various shades of apple green, bright green and spinach green, delicate violet tones, brown, grades of white, grey, red, reddish and brown tones, shades of blue to black, yellow, and orange.
Generally speaking, the value of jade is determined according to its color and the intensity of it, the lustre, texture, clarity and transparency.
Jades often have veins, blemishes and streaks running through them, though these may not always be regarded as flaws. On the contrary, some of these patterns are considered particularly valuable. The so called ‘imperial emerald green’ color of the gem stone is the most expensive one. Because of the color range, jade has always been a perfect gem stone.
Jade was utilized for rituals and ceremonies, giving jade a sacrificial and religious character, and used as utilitarian jade for indoor decoration and personal adornment, hence limning the owner’s social status.
Jade' is strictly speaking a generic term for two different gem stones, nephrite and jadeite (see below), but the two gem stones share many qualities, such as the hardness of the stone, the appearance and its associated symbolism.
Jade cannot be carved. Because of its hardness, it is said jade’s character is harder than steel, it can rarely be shaped by chiseling or chipping, but must be worn away by abrasion with tools and hard sand pastes. This is a process that requires immense patience, even with modern tools it remains laborious.
Because the process was and is so labor-intensive and time-consuming, the stone so hard, jade symbolizes certain qualities and was embodied with human virtues: hardness, durability, constancy, purity, energy, grace and beauty.
Jade reflected the ability of a ruling elite to command resources, and therefore came to symbolize power, nobility, status and prestige as well as immortality and hence linking humans (especially higher ranking ones) to the spiritual world.
The mouthpieces of some opium pipes were made out of jade, due to the belief that breathing through jade would bestow longevity upon smokers who used such a pipe.
Ruby Jade is a gemstone that ignites creativity and provides a positive course of thought.
Ruby Jade is a gemstone for mystery, smoky charm, and creating an aura of magnetism.
It's a great gemstone for unearthing your sense of purpose, direction, and beauty in life around you.
Ruby Jade is a stone for looking within yourself and appreciating all the things that make you beautiful.
Red Jade is the most passionate and stimulating Jade. It is associated with love, and letting off steam. It allows one to access anger, but release the tension in a way that can be constructive. ~ Hall, 153
Jade is a “dream stone,” releasing negative thoughts and irritability and soothing the mind. It stabilizes the personality, integrating mind with body, to stimulate ideas and make tasks less complex and easier to act upon. Placed on the forehead, it brings insightful dreams. ~ Hall, 152
Jade improves one’s remembering of dreams and releases suppressed emotions via the dream process. ~ Melody, 341
Jade relinquishes self-imposed limitations and assists in cherishing one’s ideals and desires, facilitating the ambition and building of those thoughts into physical reality. Jade provides confidence and self-assuredness, self-reliance and self-sufficiency.
Improves Self Reliance
Releases negative thoughts
Soothes the Mind