Can jade improve your health?

Can jade improve your health?

Jade is a kind of legendary precious stone in China.  Jade was claimed as a most nutritious substance to help you harbor your pneuma in some ancient medical literature.  Ancient Chinese even believed that keeping jade in the mouth can appease the mood, embellish the voice, and nurture the hair. Let’s look at what modern science say.  According to chemical analysis, Jade contains a handful of trace elements which can benefit the health greatly. They are: zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, selenium, chrome, manganese, and cobalt etc. Some scientists believe if you wear high quality jade often these trace elements from the jade can be absorbed by the body to improve the immune system.  Jade bangles have always been considered as a healthy jewelry because...

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How to judge the Bleached and Polymer impregnated Jadeite

Comparing the features of bleached and polymer impregnated jadeite (BPJ) and untreated jadeite, the refraction rate and spectrum will not present a notable difference, but they are quite different in terms of specific gravity, UV radiation fluorigenic reaction, melting point and high amplification. There are few methods to identify the fake ones. Apply a drop of pure hydrochloric acid and observe for few (1-20) minutes. If you find many small bubble beads surrounding the drop, then it is untreated. If you can’t see any or only a few beads, then it is the BPJ. The reason is that the nature jade will have poles however the BPJ has been stuffed with fillings so you wont see the bubble beads. Nevertheless, the ambient temperature and humidity are very important...

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