Thursday, May 14, 2015
Jade is a stone that is most commonly green or white and has been used since pre-historic times for adornment, ceremonial purposes, and utilitarian purposes. It is usually associated with the Far East, especially China, but jade was also used in pre-Columbian Central America and in the Maori culture of New Zealand. Jade deposits were also found in Canada by Chinese immigrants in the 1880s.
Jade has been mined in various parts of China and surrounding countries since 6000 BC and was often brought to the Imperial Chinese court as tribute or in trade where artisans made it into various artistic objects. It was often considered more valuable than silver or gold and has continued to be prized for its beauty and value.
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Posted by Rose Klapman at 8:45 AM