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 Jade, Malaysia Gemstone Properties 

Design Possibilities

Color, color, color! These vibrant Malaysia "jade" beads and cabochons are like a branch full of exotic, brightly colored birds. Commonly mistaken for fine quality jade, they are actually translucent quartz, expertly dyed. In ancient times, colorless quartz was used in urns, caskets, vases and pitchers that were part of the royal treasure as well as for ornaments, rosaries and necklaces. Today, Malaysia "jade" is quartz that has been transformed into red, green, blue, lavender, turquoise, pink, watermelon and pure white, perfect for all kinds of colorful jewelry. Drape a strand of these pure-colored quartz beads around your neck and the world will fairly burst into song around you.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Set yourself down beside a cool, bubbling spring. In the green branches above, birds are singing. Everything around you is cool and relaxing, putting you right in the moment. That's the spiritual effect quartz has. It balances body chemistry so anxiety disappears and you are calm and centered. Add bright colors to quartz and in that peaceful place, a picnic is spread around you: watermelon, blueberries, bright red cherry tomatoes. When you look up, a flock of brightly-colored birds suddenly lifts skyward. That's the joyous, peaceful feeling Malaysia "jade" creates when you wear it.
Mineral InformationSilicon dioxide (quartz)
Chemical CompositionSiO2
ColorBlue, turquoise, reds, green, pinks, lavender, white
Specific Gravity2.65
Refractive Index1.544-1.553

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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