When you think of jade, you probably think green and you may think of carvings.
There is so much more behind it, though. Unfortunately I am really late with today's post already as I haven't had the chance of being much on the computer the last few days, so I have to keep it short.
Talking of jade we can mean two different minerals, nephrite or jadeite.
Jade comes in different colors, from yellow, blue, black, red to violet tones. Be careful, however. Dyed jade has been a thing for hundreds of years. It can be enhanced, but it's also possible that you get a stone which is not jade at all, but prehnite or quartz for example.
If you want to read a little more about this stone and its symbolic meaning, you can find an article here.
Not everyone at the Jewelry Artisans Community's Oldies but Goodies Challenge is working with jade, so once again we were a little generous with the rules and settled for jade and jade colors.
1 Adams Handcrafted Jewelry
2 Violetmoon's Corner
3 Jewelry Art by Dawn
4 The Crafty Chimp
5 Robin's Jewelry, Antiques, & Collectibles
6 Cat's Wire