Be intuitive as well as rationally discerning.
Take the higher road and see with perspective.
Enhance meditation, prayer, and communication.
Act calmly and efficiently during stressful times.
Let Blue Jade inspire you to make good choices!
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Mineralogy of Blue Jade
Rough Nephrite Stone, Jordanów Śląski, Poland
Other Names: Blue Nephrite
Mineral Family: Nephrite
Color: All colors
Transparency: Translucent, opaque
Fracture: Splintery, sharp edged, brittle
Fluorescence: Very weak
Color of Streak: White
Chemical System: Monoclinic; inter-grown, grainy aggregate
Chemical Composition: Ca2(Mg, Fe)5(Si8O22)(OH)2
Location: Jadeite and Nephrite are two distinct minerals, both of which are commonly called “Jade.” Nephrite is much more common and far more inexpensive. Deposits are found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States (Alaska, California, and Wyoming), and Zimbabwe. Vonson Blue Jade is found exclusively in one mine located in California.
Mineral Family: The term “Jade” can refer to either Jadeite or Nephrite, two completely distinct Silicate minerals. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Jadeite belongs to the “Single-Chain Inosilicate” group, making it closely related to Astrophyllite, Diopside, Kunzite, Nuummite, and Rhodonite. Nephrite belongs to the “Double-Chain Insolicates” group and has no well-known mineral relatives.
Formation: Nephrite Jade is typically formed by contact metamorphism. Contact metamorphism occurs when an igneous intrusion disrupts existing rocks, and the heat and pressure from the intrusion causes the stones to melt and recrystallize. This process creates new minerals, and the rocks to become metamorphic. Nephrite is particularly likely to appear if the original stone was magnesium-rich Limestone, which during the metamorphic process becomes marble.
Mining: All forms of Jade are mined at their primary location. They are usually found as small rocks and sheets, but occasionally a large find is found. Most is destined for the Chinese market. Vonson Blue Jade comes from the Vonson Mine in California. This mine was opened for commercial mining in 2011.
Enhancements: Much of the “Jade” sculptures and ornaments on the market are fake (made of glass and plastic) or dyed. When the Jade is authentic, it is almost always Nephrite. True Jadite is very expensive! Authentic Blue Jade is always a form of Nephrite, but it is rare enough that unless the specific mine is known, it may be considered suspect.
Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Raw Nephirite Stone
History of Blue Jade
Blue Jade is a rare type of Nephrite Jade. The term “Jade” can be used to describe two distinct minerals, Jadeite and Nephrite. Jadeite comes in six natural colors, green, lavender, red, yellow, white and black. There is no natural “blue” Jadeite. Nephrite, by contrast, comes in a wide assortment of colors, including blue.
One type of Blue Jade is called “Vonson Blue Jade,” named after its discoverer, Magnus Vonson. An amateur mineralogist, Vonson found the stone on his ranch in Marin County, California in 1949. He mined it for a year and then closed it. The mine reopened in 2011.
To learn more about the general history of Jade, see: Green Jade
Healing Properties of Blue Jade
Spiritual: Blue Jade is a rare stone that is both grounding and uplifting at the same time, helping us to explore polarities in our own selves and in our belief systems. It is a stone that sings of serenity and harmony, showing us how to live in balance both within ourselves and with the greater world. Blue Jade is a wonderful tool for helping us to hear our Highest Self and our Spirit Guides, and to follow their wisdom, even when it goes against tradition. Blue Jade encourages us to let go of life’s petty dramas and instead focus on the more important quests for personal and universal Peace. Blue Jade is attuned to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras; is linked to Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, and the elements of Earth and Wind; and vibrates to the number 5 and 11.
Emotional: Blue Jade has a calm, soothing energy that is particularly helpful during periods of long-term stress or sudden crisis. It helps us to keep an objective stance and to not allow our emotions to run away with us. Blue Jade instead encourages us to stay calm, to look for practical solutions, and to find good people who can help us restore peace to our lives. In regards to long-term stress, Blue Jade can also help us to recognize that constant stress is in large part a choice and we can make different choices that over time lead to serenity. These changes do not happen overnight, and require a great deal of patience to achieve. Blue Jade promises to help us every step of the way if we earnestly desire true peace.
Mental: Blue Jade has a thoughtful energy, helping us to see situations clearly and not jump to false conclusions. It is known as a “philosopher’s stone” because it encourages us to look at life from a logical point of view, to see systems and patterns, and discover their greater meaning. It encourages tolerance, inclusiveness, and practicality. It is an excellent tool for those who use their words to guide others, including parents, teachers, politicians, and media personalities.
Physical: Blue Jade is used by metaphysical healers to reduce inflammations, especially in the lower body. It is also believed to reduce asthma and bronchial conditions. It is also said to soothe arthritis and other joint pain.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
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These Blue Vonson Jades were mined in the Vonson Mine, United States and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Blue Jade for you.
This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Blue Jade or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Blue Jade measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will be a sky blue color with soft white etchings. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their subtle shimmer and clean energies, these Blue Jades are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
Safe Handling of Blue Jade
Good To Know:
Blue Jade Stones are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.
Blue Jade Stone can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Blue Jade Stone can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Tumbled and fully smooth Blue Jade Stone can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Blue Jade Stone Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.
Blue Jade Stones can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.