Jade

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Jade has been one of the most sort after and treasured gems of many early civilisations in Asia, Central America and the South Pacific.

Jade is a very tough gem due to its unique crystalline structure. As a result of its toughness and strength, jade was often used as a weapon or a tool by many cultures. Besides its toughness and durability jade is also a beautiful gemstone that has been used as personal jewellery and even as a currency.

It comes in two distinct varieties know as Jadeite and Nephrite, with nephrite the more common and darker green of the two varieties.

Jadeite is the more desirable form that was much sort after by the early Chinese after its discovery in Myanmar. Jadeite comes in a variety of colours including white to soft apple green, dark vivid green and rarer pinks and lavender.