Long revered by Asians as the most precious of all stones for centuries, besides being the most beautiful and valued natural material for making jade jewelry and utensils, jade is considered to possess the power of good luck, good health, and the ability to resist evil spirit and to get rid of bad luck. Jadeite. The name derives from jade. Because of its fibrous, felt-like structure, it is very tough and resistant. It occurs in all colors. Fractures are dull and when polished, greasy, sometimes even pearly in luster. The most important Jadeite deposits are in upper Burma, near Tawmav, interlayered in serpentinite, or in secondary deposits in conglomerates or in river gravels. The material found there is exported to China and Hong Kong. All the Burmese Jade jewelry we carry is manufactured in Hong Kong. Colors of the Jade: Brown, blackish, violet, green, also white, reddish, yellow, often spotted. Click here to continue......