There are two sides to the sourcing-rare-minerals coin – one, the ecstatic feeling of bringing those hard-to-find gems into your hands, and another, a little more sad, that they are so limited.
They say our curiosity spikes up as we’re close to something truly special. The most inaccessible, the more magical it seems. So, once we became aware of Purple Jade hanging around the Turkish Mountains in its invisibility cloak, the hunt began.
How rare is Purple Jade?
You might also be wondering, where is Purple Jade from? With Green Jade winning the title of most commonly found Jades, as it occurs in Canada, China, Guyana, Myanmar, New Zealand, Taiwan, Surinam, Russia and southern Europe – Purple Jade is more valuable by default, as it’s only found in certain areas of Australia, Burma, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, and Turkey.
Turkey held a source of Purple Jade which has almost been used up – so coming across some in 2022, was an occasion in itself. Due to its rarity, the Turkish Government considered titling it the ‘National Heritage Stone’.
It means that the Purple Jade on offer in our store today, is a well sought-after treasure, and it can be yours!
Interesting fact: the specimens we have found are closer to Purple Jade than Violet Jade. They're an interesting combination of red and blue.
What does Purple Jade symbolise within different cultures?
Ancient Egyptians, Maori people (indigenous Polynesian people of mainland New Zealand) and Chinese cultures buried their loves ones with Jade – especially Green Jade, which connects to the Heart Chakra.
It’s a stone culturally valued in China – often used in tools due to its hardness. It is also referred to as a symbol of beauty, and goodness. It has been linked to values such as courage, wisdom, and modesty taught by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher.
Chinese Emperors have connected to higher powers holding Jade, and were a symbol of power. Emperor Qianlong held an extensive collection of Jade, and has even wrote more than 800 poems about it.
What is Turkish Purple Jade?
Also known as Turkiyenite, it is made up of Jadeite and Nephrite. Titanium contributes to the lilac colouration of this crystal, which is found in large chunks, and formed in metamorphic rocks, mainly in subduction zones (where tectonic plates meet).
Oftentimes, it appears to be filled with of grey/lilac dots and streaks etc, which create interesting web-like patterns. It falls between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it a durable mineral.
What is Purple Jade good for?
Success | Intuition | Compassion | Joy
Swim in a sea of compassion upon bringing the rare Purple Jade home, as this joyful lilac aura-protector expands and fills your cup of empathy to the brim. Dream chasers are in for a ride with Purple Jade, which oomphs motivation, energy, and determination, while serving a good dose of luck.
Chinese cultures call Jade the ‘Stone of Heaven’, and a stone of luck. Jade is a huge part of culture, so even language and compliments are affected by it. In China, if you’re being referred to as a ‘Jade Woman’, it means the person telling you this finds you beautiful.
Ways to use Purple Jade
Take inspiration from the Emperors, and meditate with this intuition enhancer. Pick up a palm stone, sit in a comfortable position and whisper a mantra, affirmation, a personal reminder. Imagine light penetrating through it, activating the energy.
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The AK Vibes Team