Jade is one of the few gemstones that wasn’t initially revered for its beauty. In prehistoric times, its toughness and ability to withstand blows made it an ideal toolmaking material. But even if jade’s value runs more than skin deep, you have to admit that it’s pretty awesome looking.
We tend to associated it with the color green, but jade comes in white, gray, black, yellow, pink, orange, and violet incarnations. The “creaminess” of certain jades makes the stone pop when paired with gold, yet it remains understated enough to compliment almost any wedding gown without taking away from its thunder.
I reeeeaaaaally want that ring, but I’m saving for a house and thus can’t have it. *sniff* Had I found it a couple of months ago when I had a pre-nuptial license to spend, there’s a good chance I would have worn it on my wedding day!