Green jade gemstone tower.
The history of jade is as long as the Chinese civilization, and jade is the crown jewel of China. Archaeologists have found jade objects from the early Neolithic period, about 5000 BC. The Chinese people referred to jade as “vu,” meaning “royal gem.” To the Chinese, jade is also the embodiment of the Confucian virtues of courage, wisdom, modesty, justice and compassion. The polish and brilliance of jade stone is considered by the Chinese to be representative of purity, while its compactness and hardness reflect intelligence.
Many Chinese believe that a jade stone becomes a part of the life of its owner. Jade is said to change colors depending on the aura of its possessor. When he or she is down or depressed the jade becomes a darker shade. If fortune is good, the stone will be of a lighter tint. It is also believed that when a jade piece cracks or breaks, it has shielded its owner from evil and harm.
Today jade is considered a stone of health, abundance, protection, and longevity. Jade heals the body and spirit, gives confidence, and increases tolerance.
Jade towers range from 2 1/2 to 4 inches tall. Price is for one tower.