The Xiu Yan Jade is mined from the Xiuyan area of Anshan, in Liaoning Province in the northeastern part of China. The jade gets its name due to the rich deposits found in this particular part of the country. Composed mainly of (Nephrite + Serpentine) Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate + Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide. Some varieties may also contain antigorite.
Unlike the more rare and precious jade that is deep green and used primarily for fine jewellery, Xiuyan Jade belongs to the serpentine family. This type of tough wearing jade consisting of many hues of green, is affordable and perfect for the use in gemstone beauty tools.
Many consider Jade as a protector of generations, living and dead. Jade has been and always will be the “Gem Supreme” and the “Jewel of Heaven,” stone of the heart. The Chinese, Maori, and Meso-American cultures, in particular, prized jade and excelled at creating amazing pieces from it. When the Spanish arrived in Mexico, the Aztecs valued jade many times more than its weight in gold.
Chinese believe that Jade has mystical and protective powers. In China, jade was considered more precious than gold. Ancient paintings show Emperors in rich garments endowed with jade ornaments.
Jade is believed to heal the mind and body, promoting calmness and sense of balance and clarity.Jade and the colour green are associated with the liver meridian and the wood element. When the liver/gall bladder is out of balance, we experience anger.
This stone is linked to regeneration, harmonising hormones and helps connect to mother earth. Placing Xiuyan Jade stones on your meridian points is said to clear blocked energy and allows the body’s energy flow to be restored. It enhances your meditation game and is said to help you find inner peace.