Jade has been cherished for thousands of years. It’s considered pure and enduring enough to inspire the wearer’s highest spiritual aspirations, yet sensuous and luxurious enough to satisfy down-to-earth cravings. Asian consumers have never lost their fascination for jade, and today, non-Asian buyers are drawn to jade as never before. All are attracted by its rich heritage as much as by its beauty, durability, and rarity.
There are many fake Jade's sold throughout the world and not a lot of people even know the difference between authentic and fake Jade!
Jade is one of my favorite yoni eggs to work with because of it's gentle yet powerful metaphysical properties. I see a lot of fake Jade Eggs being sold through out the internet and can't help but feel sad for the women who buy these knock offs. They are being robbed of the ancient healing energies of Jade and sadly are missing out on the full scope of power Jade offers.
Nephrite and Jadeite Jade are the only two authentic Jade's in the world. There are only subtle differences between the two.
Nephrite jade has its cultural roots in the smoke-dimmed caves and huts that sheltered prehistoric humans. In China, Europe, and elsewhere around the world, Stone Age workers shaped this toughest of minerals into weapons, tools, ornaments, and ritual objects. Their carvings invoked the powers of heaven and earth and mystic forces of life and death.
In Central America, the Mayans and the Aztecs prized jadeite jade. They used it for medicinal purposes as well as for jewelry, ornaments, and religious artifacts. The name jade comes from the Spanish expression piedra de ijada—literally “stone of the pain in the side.” Early Spanish explorers named it after they saw natives holding pieces of the stone to their sides to cure or relieve various aches and pains. Jadeite also symbolizes prosperity, success, and good luck.
Both nephrite and jadeite have differing levels of hardness, density and different crystal structures that makes them slightly different from each other. Jadeite jade is more rare which makes it more expensive than nephrite jade.
At Gemstone Yoni Eggs, we sell both jadeite and nephrite yoni eggs, both certified authentic by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Nephrite Jade Yoni Eggs are a deep and dark green color.
Jadeite Jade Yoni Eggs are a light apple green color.
Lavender Jade Yoni Eggs are a creamy purple color.
Black Jadeite Yoni Eggs are a shiny deep black color (limited edition yoni eggs, check site for inventory).
Certifications can be seen in the product description pictures.