Both Jadeite and Nephrite Jades are metamorphic rocks made up of tiny interlocking mineral crystals. These interlocking crystals make both gems exceptionally tough. They come in a wide variety of color: the translucent, emerald green Jadeite, also known as Imperial Jade, being the most valuable.
Colors of Jade
Varies from intense green of Imperial Jade to the lighter speckled shades of Jade.
This color of Jade is highly valued in fine jewelry. In crystal healing, Lavender Jade alleviates emotional hurt and provides spiritual energy.
An earthy mottled mix of brown and yellow Jades.
Fine White Jade is highly esteemed in the Far East.
Metaphysically this is a cheerful and energetic stone of assimilation.