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A stone of distinction. Jade is a semi-precious stone that occurs in two forms - jadeite and nephrite. This boulder is an example of nephrite. It weighs 527 kilograms. Jade is not always green, but can be white and occasionally black or shades of red, yellow and brown. The word jade is derived from the Spanish for kidney stones - piedra de hyada. Jade was thought to cure kidney ailments. The Chinese have revered jade for centuries - it plays a part in their mythology, philosophy, social life and art.

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A stone of distinction.  Jade is a semi-precious stone that occurs in two forms - jadeite and nephrite. This boulder is an example of nephrite.  It weighs 527 kilograms. Jade is not always green, but can be white and occasionally black or shades of red, yellow and brown. The word jade is derived from the Spanish for kidney stones - piedra de hyada. Jade was thought to cure kidney ailments.  The Chinese have revered jade for centuries - it plays a part in their mythology, philosophy, social life and art.