Jade has been revered in China and other countries throughout the world. The Chinese believed that since jade objects were so durable, they were linked to immortality. They believe jade to also bring good luck, purity, and enhanced intelligence. Jade is also used in the West, where it is thought to be a stone that can help the wearer be more relaxed and calm. Overall, jade has always been said to bring its owner power, knowledge, pure thoughts and long life.
History Newsflash: The Chinese, Mayas, Aztecs, and the Maoris of New Zealand have all used the stone in jewellery, and in carvings of sacred religious figures. It also was used for axe heads, spear points, daggers, and sacred knives in pagan religious ceremonies. From the earliest days of jade's history, it has been the most favoured gem among the Chinese.