More than a decorative stone, jade has been associated with spirituality, medicine, status, and deeply entrenched in Chinese culture for more than seven thousand years. Neolithic Chinese fashioned tools and weapons such as gouges, spears, and blades with jade due to it’s toughness (mohs 6.0). Highly revered as a spiritual stone; royalty and nobles from Han dynasty had entire burial suits made with thousands of jade pieces. These precious jade tiles were precisely cut and, depending on class status, pieced together by gold, silver, or copper threads. They believed these exquisite jade suits possessed power to protect them in the afterlife and deliver them to immortality.
In Chinese, jade is known as “Yu”, which means imperial or heaven. In fact the stone was so highly regarded by the Chinese that the characters for emperor and jade is only one tiny stroke apart!
Emperor (wáng)： 王 Jade (yù) ： 玉
“Gold is valuable but jade is priceless."
- Chinese Proverb
Jade is valued by the Chinese for these qualities: benevolence (lustre), honesty (brilliance and translucency), integrity (toughness), and wisdom (tranquil resonance).
While China is one the largest jade producers, this precious stone can also be found in many parts of the world: New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Zimbabwe, Russia, Taiwan, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Burma, Alaska, and Poland. Jade is loosely coined for many types of gemstones but pure forms of jade are jadeite and nephrite. Jade is not always green, it comes in lavender, orange, brown, white, gray, yellow, and red. They also come in many different shapes, sizes, and levels of translucency. Diamonds are forever but jade is for eternity. The finest jadeite specimens are one of the most expensive gems, fetching heart-stopping prices at auctions.
Healing Properties of Jade
The name “jade” came from Spanish “piedra de ijada” when the first Spanish explorers saw Central American natives holding jade pieces to their bodies to treat ills and pains.
In the realm of crystal healing, jade is the go-to stone for its powerful metaphysical energy. It helps protect energy and calm spirit. The Chinese often use jade as a talisman to ward off negative energy and promote peace and longevity. Jade is also a cleansing stone, helping to detox and alleviate pain. At the mental-emotional level, it is said to calm disturbances and banish negative thoughts. A symbol of eternity, abundance, and nobility, jade also helps ground and enhance spiritual practices. Prayer beads, incense urns, amulets, and other religious objects were often made of jade.
The Natural Facelift
Given all its attributes, it’s no wonder that the noble ladies of ancient China used this beautiful stone as an anti-aging tool. Enter the jade roller, an elegant facial massage tool to help increase circulation, promote elasticity, detox, and balance energy. After trying many different versions, we found the perfect jade roller. Our genuine gemstone wand is specially curated to soothe, tone, and enhance product penetration. This is perfect tool to complement your 5YINA ritual. Roll away for smooth radiant skin!
How to use the jade roller:
- Cleanse skin.
- Mist with the 5YINA Hydrolat and apply a few drops of 5YINA Beauty Oil on your face, neck, and décolleté.
- Massage face with jade roller. Roll upwards and outwards with light to medium pressure beginning from the top of your collar bones. Continue this motion of each section of your face, 2 minutes on each side. Use the smaller end of the jade roller for under eye area in an outward motion.
- End your ritual with a mist of Hydrolat and bask in smooth, glowing skin!
For best results, use the jade roller daily with your 5YINA skincare products.
To help ease a headache, roll over your temples and sinuses, or on your jaw to remove tension.