Jade is great treasure in China. According to 2ndcentury Chinese text, the “fairest of stones” represents five virtues – benevolence, loyalty, wisdom, courage, and integrity.
Greg Neise © The Field Museum
Found near Lander, Wyoming, this jade boulder weighs 2,490 pounds.
Jade has ancient musical associations and has been used in the making of many musical instruments. An early Chinese dictionary described jade as having a “melodious sound when gently struck.”
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