GREEN JADE (JADEITE)
~ Health, good fortune, prosperity ~
Green Jade: The word "Jade" can refer to specimens of either Jadeite or Nephrite. Its derivation is from the Spanish piedra de ijada, or "hip stone". This comes from the past belief that it was a protection and cure for kidney diseases. In ancient China, it was long used for carving religious objects. In pre-Columbian Central America, it was valued more highly than gold.
Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that green Jade can assist in various types of self-healing, both emotional and physical. It is associated with the heart, and is also believed to help one to find prosperity and abundance.