The first jade found in china was a piece of serpentine stoneware. Jade is mostly used for personal decoration. Jade was often given as gifts. Spring and fall were seasons that jade was mostly carved. Long ago, people thought jade would keep you alive forever if you owned any of it. Mountains and rivers are places where jade is found. Jade is made of nephrite and jadeite. Jade is mostly made into rings, bracelets, seals, and many more things.
Since 2950 B.C, Chinese people have
named jade the royal stone. It has been treasured by the people of
The Mayans, Olmecs, and Toltecs also worshipped jade. The tax for the Aztecs was jade.
Jade is a lot stronger than steel.
Chinese jade was nephrite jade, or
amphilbolite. Nephrite comes from the Greek world nephros, which means kidney.
In the 19th century, it was discovered that the American jade was
different than that of
Nowadays, jadeite is more popular
than nephrite because of its vivid green color.
It’s produced in
The most common of jade carvings is a flat doughnut-like shape mostly used as a necklace.
The Emerald Buddha, a famous statue
in Wat Phreo Kaeo, in
Jade is not sold in carats, but instead it is sold by piece. A particular favorite pattern is moss on snow.
Jade is called “The Stone of Heaven”
by the Chinese people. Jade is found in
many places, the places are
2950 BC has been the date that the
jade stone has been treasured in