Stone of Heaven. Hello Jade!
It's been awhile but Gem Junkies is back! Jonathan and Brecken talk about the heavenly world of Jade. As always, they'll cover the chemical compositions and Brecken favorite the lore and history among different cultures/civilizations.
00:00:00 Getting back into the swing of things
01:26:00 Intro to Jade
01:56:00 Two types: Nephrite and Jadeite
02:26:00 Toughness vs. Hardness
03:03:00 Toughness scale of Jadeite and Nephrite
03:29:00 Jade is just a general term
05:24:00 Lore - Stone for the pain in the side
05:51:00 Nephrite derives from. . .
06:49:50 More history and lore (the juicy stuff)
06:55:00 Tools and weapons
07:04:00 A great appreciation in China
08:01:00 Chinese association with Jade
08:58:00 Butterfly significance in Chinese legend
09:39:00 Jade should be worn to touch the skin