Jade is a special and rare rock. For thousands of years, people around the world have been using this durable and beautiful rock to make tools, jewelry, and art objects. Jade comes in many colors, like green, lavender, white, and orange. Some jade are translucent, they seem to glow as light passes through it.

Image credits: main image, courtesy of AMNH; quote, courtesy of AMNH/R. Mickens.