Jade is a term that refers to two minerals known as Nephrite and Jadeite. Jade is prominently featured in Asian art and is known for its green varieties. Known for its toughness, it had been used in prehistoric times as an ideal material for weapons and tools. As early as 3000 B.C. jade was known in China as the royal gem and carried the significance as today’s gold and diamonds in the west. Jade is considered a powerful lucky charm and promotes courage, compassion, generosity and longevity, helping you lead a richer more fulfilling life.