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Jade

A term referring to two different gemstones that have been mined for over 3,000 years – jadeite and nephrite. In its purest form, Jadeite is white, but is most commonly shades of green and often is shades of lilac, orange, red and black. Jadeite is known as the β€˜stone of heaven’ in China as it is said to symbolize the five virtues of humanity: wisdom, compassion, justice, modesty and courage. Read more

Jet

A black coloured gemstone from Whitby in England. Popularised in the Victorian era.

Jewellery

A personal ornament such as a necklace, ring or bracelet, usually made from precious metals and gemstones.