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What is jadeite?

Jadeite is Japan's oldest gemstone and is called the gemstone of the Orient.
In the East, Central and South America (Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations), high-quality jewelry was historically valued higher than diamonds and gold, and was a symbol of emperors and kings (authority).
It was considered the most expensive jewel in the East (China), and it was customary to give a diamond to the second wife and jade to the first wife.
In Central and South America, it was revered as a ``stone of the gods, a magical stone'' and was also used for heat treatment.The English name jade is derived from the Spanish word meaning stone of the side or waist. .
The world's oldest jadeite culture originated in Japan, dating back to the Jomon period.

Mineralogically, the stone called ``jade'' is divided into ``jadestone'' and ``nephrite'' due to differences in chemical composition, and the two are completely different minerals.
Although both are called jade, only jade is considered a gemstone.

Stones sold under names such as Indian jade, Taiwanese jade, Australian jade, and African jade are different minerals from jade and have completely different values, so be careful when purchasing them.


Jade properties

Hardness 6.5-7. It is made of fine needle-like crystals intertwined in a dense fiber-like structure, and is considered the most durable stone.

Diamond is the most resistant to scratches, but it tends to break in certain directions, so jade outperforms diamond in terms of resistance to breakage.

jadeite color

Jadeite in jade means red feathers, and green represents green.
Jadeite from Myanmar had a reddish skin and a green inside, so it was named jade because it resembled a beautiful bird with red and blue-green feathers, the jade.
It is a beautiful name suitable for the name of a gem representing the Orient.
There are a variety of colors, including green, red, purple, yellow, orange, blue, black, white, pink, and mixtures thereof.

Origin of jadeite

Jadeite has a strong impression of being a Chinese gemstone, but in reality, jadeite (hard jade) cannot be found in China. Jade is produced in very limited areas around the world, including Myanmar, Japan, Russia, and Guatemala. Among them, gem-quality jadeite can only be found in a very narrow area centered around Hpakan in Kachin State in northern Myanmar.


Jadeite wards off misfortune and brings good luck.

Jadeite is the stone of greatest wealth in Feng Shui, and has been prized since ancient times as the most effective and noble all-purpose stone. It has been loved since ancient times as a stone that not only brings beauty, but also wealth, success and prosperity in life, fame, and inner fulfillment.

Even in modern times, it is known as a good luck stone that protects its owner from disasters, improves business luck, prospers, achieves dreams and goals, and brings abundant love and beauty.

It is also said to be a stone of purification and rejuvenation (regeneration of the soul and cells), and in ancient times, jade was buried with aristocrats in graves. Recently, scientific research has been carried out to show that it has beautifying skin, beauty effects, and medical effects, and it is attracting attention as a stone that enhances your attractiveness both inside and out.

gem words
Health and prosperity, good fortune, longevity, happiness
May birthstone


Points to consider when choosing jadeite

In addition to confusingly similar stones, there are many fake jadeite products on the market.
Therefore, it is important to determine whether the jadeite is real or fake.
Jadeite of poor quality that is dyed or impregnated with resin to make it look expensive has no value as a gemstone, even though the original stone is jade.

It is difficult to tell just by looking at them, and some of them are difficult even for professionals to tell apart, so it is important to purchase items from a reliable store that come with a certificate of identification from a reliable identification organization.

At Joytec, we only handle natural jade that has not been dyed or impregnated and has clear procurement routes so that you can purchase with confidence.
If you would like a certificate of identification, we will have it done by a trusted institution.


Joytec jadeite jewelry

Each piece of natural jadeite is a one-of-a-kind item with different colors, shapes, sizes, and textures.
Most of them have unique personalities that cannot be put into one type. Joytec deals with each stone individually, selecting and designing the stones.
Although it is a very time-consuming process, we spare no effort in making our precious stones, which are precious gifts from the earth, even more beautiful and exciting.

Jewelry processing is made in Japan with peace of mind. Not only does it look beautiful, but it is also made to be supple and elegant, and the more you wear it, the more refined your gestures become.


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