Jade, the gem of the sky

Jade, la gema del cielo

But the culture that has catapulted him like no other has been the oriental one. In ancient China it was called the 'Gem of Heaven' as it was associated with immortality and the power to establish a bridge between earth and heaven. It was the royal gem par excellence and is still considered a stone of great value today. An example of this is the Hatton-Mdivani necklace, one of Cartier's most famous and expensive, with 27 emerald green jade beads and a platinum brooch with rubies and diamonds.

Many actresses and celebrities have shown their jade jewelry on the red carpet.

The French mineralogist Alexis Damour discovered that there are two types of jade, the Chinese (Nephritis) and the Burmese (called by him Jadeite), which although they are different minerals, have very similar properties and appearance.

The best known and most abundant jade is bright green, but it comes in various colors: blue, brown, cream, green, gray, lavender, orange, red, violet, white, yellow and even in combinations of these colors. It is delicate and silky to the touch but very resistant, with up to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, not far from the hardest, the diamond with a 10.

Due to its hardness and ease of maintenance, it is an ideal stone to wear on a daily basis. It is said that the more it is used, the more shiny and beautiful it is . It is recommended to clean it from time to time with mild soap and warm water and avoid very hot water, chemical agents and sea water.

All of this makes it the perfect stone to use in jewelry, as its magnetic colors combine perfectly with other materials, creating whimsical figures that can form spectacular jewelry.

At anartxy we have created a collection of 11 pieces designed with Malaysian Jade , in 8 vibrant colors, combined with gold-plated surgical steel.

The beauty and versatility of jade now at your fingertips.

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