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Black Jade Hand Piece (Large)
Description: Highly polished and unique Black Jade Hand Piece. Jade generally occurs in creamy white, mid- to deep olive green, brown and black. Arizona Black Jade hand pieces are from a remote location in the Bradshaw Mountains south of Prescott, Arizona. Black Jade is composed of the minerals Nephrite and barkevikite with added iron in the form of magnetite which produces the rich, deep black color. This gem stone is gathered and tumbled using a unique process to create hand pieces with very user friendly shapes. They are a pleasure to hold and meditate with. Once the stone is in your hand, it is hard to put it down. Arizona Black Jade is very grounding, reduces tension, and enhances strength and focus. Each piece is respectfully gathered and carefully finished to enhance the energy potential of every stone. You will receive the typical item shown.
Source: Bradshaw Mountains, Arizona
Size: Size ranges from 1 – 1 1/2 inches in length. Weight is approximately 90 grams
Primary Uses: Black Jade is cherished as a protective talisman, assuring long life and a peaceful death, and is considered a powerful healing stone. An amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are. Black Jade is also an important tool for looking inward. It allows for honest self-evaluation and helps absorb and transform unhealthy and destructive emotions.
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Jade is a Guardian Harmonizer Crystal. When you have something you want to protect use a crystal that forms in the monoclinic system like Jade. These Guardian crystals have an internal structure that is composed of parallelograms.The parallel structure of their crystalline lattice gives these crystals their power to protect us in the physical world and in the spiritual one. The Guardian talismans do not reveal their inner strength. These stones rarely, if ever, form transparent crystals. Rather, they hide their strength behind an opaque mask, obscuring the power they possess.
In the physical world they are excellent aids in protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. They are very useful in protecting houses and homes, property, and valuables.
In the spiritual world, the Guardian crystals have several special uses. They first serve to guard your beliefs against doubt. Everyone at some point begins to doubt some of his or her most cherished beliefs.
Black Jade is an ancient talisman of protection and luck. This crystal makes an excellent “lucky stone” to protect you against ill fortune. Keep it in your pocket.
Jade is used in honoring several Goddesses. Use it to pay respects to Bona Dea, the Roman Earth Goddess of Fertility; Brigit, the Irish Goddess of Fertility; Chalchiuhtlicue, Aztec Goddess of Lakes and Streams; Coatlicue, the Aztec Goddess of Life, Death and Rebirth; Dione, the Phoenician Earth Goddess; Hine-Nui-Te-Po, the Polynesian Goddess of the Night; Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy; and Maat, the Egyptian Goddess of Justice.
Jade is a mineral called Nephrite which is named for the greek word nephros – the kidney due to its efficacy in treating disorders of the kidney. It was known to early Spanish explorers as “Stone of the Loins” (There is another mineral, Jadeite, which is also called Jade. It is extremely rare and valuable.)
Jade has long been associated with Taurus. Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Taurus is considered a “feminine”, negative (introvert) sign. It is also considered an earth sign and one of the four fixed signs. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Libra). Being the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus has been associated with the astrological second house.
Black Jade utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use black crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Robert Simmons reports in The Book of Stones, that Jade is a stone of the heart. it fosters a joy in the natural world and should be carried to remind you of the joys of nature. Naisha in the same book reports that Jade will facilitate the flow of money, fertility, and abundance into your life.. Marguerite Elsbeth in Crystal Medicine reports Jade was a magical stone of the Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec God of Fire and a prized healing tool of ancient Egyptians.