Jade the joint name of jadeite and nephrite, was already in ancient China a very popular gem. Many Chinese have been raised with beautiful jade. Already from childhood they wear a small amulet of jadeite to prevent against diseases. It's therefore not surprising that unique pieces of top quality jadeite raise high amounts at auction houses.
Did you know that for the Chinese a disc of jade symbolizes heaven?
Jadeite comes in a variety of colors like green, purple, white, yellow, orangy red, gray and black.