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Nephrite Jade: Meaning, Healing & Properties

Everything you need to know about Nephrite Jade.

IDENTIFICATION

Nephrite Jade belongs to the Silicates family. It comes in lovely shades of green and can also be translucent. Sometimes Nephrite Jade can also include dark brown, black, greyish brown, yellow, and yellow-green in them.

It is a metamorphic rock formed from the alteration of other rocks, such as Serpentine or Amphibole.

Nephrite Jade's chemical formula is (Mg, Fe) 3 Si 2 O 5 (OH) 4, and it measures a 6-7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  

Nephrite Jade is found in many parts of the world, including North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia (mainly China). 

There are a few ways to tell if Nephrite Jade is real or fake.

One way is to check the colour. Real Nephrite Jade is typically a deep green colour, while fake jade can be a variety of different colours.

Another way to tell is to check the texture. Real Nephrite Jade has a smooth, glassy texture, while fake jade can be more rough and bumpy.

Finally, you can check to see if the stone is magnetic. Nephrite Jade is not magnetic, while fake jade often is or the most common mistake is that many online listings say that "olive jade, yellow jade, blue jade" etc is sold as "geniune jade". These can be natural stones however they are not pure Jade.

Nephrite Jade best combines with:

  • Shattuckite: Together they will stimulate your thoughts and your imagination. It will help you come up with ground breaking ideas that can change your life and the lives of other people.
  • Green Aventurine or Pyrite: Combine with either crystal for luck and abundance.
  • Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz or Hematite: Combine with either crystal for protection against negative energy.
  • Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline or Rhodochrosite: Combine with either crystal for attracting love and relationships.
  • Labradorite, Moonstone or Celestite: Combine with either crystal for aiding in spiritual growth.
  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Earth
  • Zodiac: Virgo
  • Birthstone: September
  • Chakras: Heart, Solar Plexus

HISTORY 

The meaning of the word “Jade” is a Spanish translation of the phrase “Piedra de Ijada,” which means “stone for pain in the side.” The reason jade has this name is because Nephrite was used for centuries as a healing crystal for body pain.

When the Spanish colonized Latin America, they saw indigenous people holding jade at their sides in order to heal from illness. Nephrite means “kidney,” and for centuries, it was believed to cure people of kidney disease.

Until 1863, Nephrite jade was believed to be the only form of jade. The discovery of jadeite jade solidified that there were, in fact, two types of jade. This is an important detail in the history of jade, which is studded with captivating symbolism.

One of the most interesting stories of jade folklore is the story of the Storm God. As the legend goes, when man first wandered the earth without artillery, clothing, or protection, he was exposed and unable to protect himself from predators. The Storm God, feeling sad for the helpless primitive man, built him jade axes from rainbows. 

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

Nephrite Jade is a protective crystal that will transmute these negative energies in your life into positive and uplifting ones. It will ward off negative vibrations and cleanse your auric fields of them.

Nephrite Jade will also offer psychic protection, as well as physical protection against illness, harm, or accidents.

This crystal will help you cleanse and clear your heart chakra so that you can introduce a physical, emotional, and spiritual harmony and interconnectedness. 

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Nephrite Jade is an excellent healing crystal. It is filled with revitalising energies that can speed up healing or promote good overall health. It’s a stone of health that can bring a lot of beneficial effects to the body while working on the underlying reasons for an illness or disease.

Nephrite Jade’s energies can work on vitalising and protecting the body from damage. It can calm your nervous system and strengthen the immune system. It can also regulate the acid balance in your body.

This crystal can promote blood cleansing to improve blood circulation. It can effectively remove the toxins that build up in your body, and it can help in the treatment of eye-related issues and conditions.

Nephrite Jade is a good crystal to have when you’re suffering from infertility or other issues that affect the reproductive system, like irregular menstruation or PMS. It’s also an excellent stone when you’re pregnant or about to give birth.

Nephrite Jade is known to be effective in treating stomach complaints and other disorders that affect the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Nephrite Jade is also said to be helpful in attracting love and money. It is thought to be a stone of abundance and is said to help increase wealth and prosperity.

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Nephrite jade is also popular for being a powerful emotional healer, bringing emotional stability to anyone struggling with regulating their feelings. It knows how to be soothing and energising at the same time, bringing clarity and awareness to those parts of ourselves that require our love and healing.

If you wear or meditate with Nephrite Jade, you will be able to experience a distinctive yet soothing calmness that wash you over, thus making you feel more energetic, joyful, positive, and healthier.

If you are feeling low and so passionless recently, it may be due to the accrued negative energies in the aura of yours. Nephrite Jade is a protective crystal, which may transmute the negative energies in life and make them uplifting and positive ones. It’ll also ward-off the negative vibrations, as well as cleanse the auric fields.

ETHICAL SOURCING 

Our nephrite jade is sourced from Western Canada only, 2 of our main polishing factory travels to various countries around the world to exchange material or mine. This nephrite jade is only found in a very few locations however our miners have a trusted source with canada. This material is then exported back to their factory for carving and polishing.


None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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