White Jade Crystals
White Jadeite Healing Crystals
Tumbled white jade healing crystals, highly polished and wonderfully tactile. The colour of these stones varies from a very subtle shade of light green to grey to white and no two pieces are the same. Shapes and sizes also vary but they're a medium sized tumbled stone.
Jade has been used in China for well over 5000 years and has played a part in almost every aspect of Chinese life and culture. Its history however can be traced back as far as 100,000 years and because it's such a tough stone it was once used for tools and weapons. Simple jade ornaments and stone shaped as beads, buttons and tubes have also been found in prehistoric sites.
With rocks and minerals toughness and hardness are not the same. Jadeite is very tough because of its tightly interlocking crystal structure which makes the stone difficult to break but hardness refers to scratch resistance and on Mohs scale of mineral hardness it grades between 6 and 7 which is about the same as the mineral quartz.
Whilst most people think of jade as being a distinctive green coloured stone it actually occurs in a wide variety of different colours. The colour in these jadeite crystals is exceptionally subtle but they're beautiful pieces that will certainly be enjoyed by anyone who loves natural rocks and minerals.
Weight (grams) : 27.2
Size (cms) : 6 x 2.6 x 0.8