Jade is found in two minerals, jadeite and nephrite. Through refinement with other substances such as iron and manganese, it can produce opaque tones of creamy green to violet. This unique gemstone has been use in jewellery and fashion for thousands of years. Still in modern times, jade is highly sought after, as jewellery collectors and enthusiasts are attracted by its rich heritage, in addition to its beauty, durability, and rarity.
Russia (Lake Baikal), China, British Columbia, Guatamala, Mexico