A green stone that can have many shades, as well as two different types of jade. The first type called nephrite is a calcium magnesium silicate**, with a moh’s hardness of 6. They can range from white to deep green to creamy brown. The second type of jade is called jadeite it is made of a sodium aluminum silicate with a moh’s hardness of 6.5 to 7, jadeite can range in color from leafy green to blue-green, emerald green, lavender, greenish black, and black. They both have a monoclinic crystal system.
Used for many centuries as decorative as well as for tools, archaeologists have found handmade axes to buttons. Known for its beautifying properties it has well been used for beauty enhancement.
Nephrite can be found in British Columbia, California, Wyoming, Alaska, New Zealand, China, Russia, Taiwan, Poland, and India. While jadeite can be found in Burma Guatemala Russia California and Japan.**
Both Nephrite and jadeite belong to the monoclinic crystal system. They both resonate with the Earth element, and resonate well with the 4th chakra.