Jade is an integral part of many Wiccan ritual supplies and altar tools. Jade's beauty makes it a perfect stone to use in many decorative pieces.
The Chinese love affair with Jade has been well documented for thousands of years. Jade comes in two different types, and several different colors, Nephrite jade is the jade from which all ancient artifacts were formed. It was highly prized by the Myan the the Chinese cultures. Nephrite jade is green, with a secondary color of black which can sometimes dull the overall color.
Jadeite jade was discovered in Burma in the 1700s. It is the more expensive of the two types of jade. It has a much brighter green color, and also comes in lavender, yellow, black, white, and orange/brown. Both types of jade have similar metaphysical qualities.
Jade aids in self healing, builds confidence, and brings good fortune. Jade balances, soothes and cleanses. It is said that jade encourages practicality, wisdom, and tolerance of others. It is often used in rosaries as it is a wonderful "worry stone."
Blue Jade is said to help with achieving and maintaining a meditative state.
Yellow Jade is said to be useful to replenish energies
White Jade is said to be the stone of choice for problem solving.
Purple Jade is said to help repair a broken heart.
Jade has been used for centuries by those who feel that it cures kidney stones. It is said that jade will help you attain goals, will facilitate harmony throughout all aspects of your life, and will protect the wearer and ward against negative energies.