Nephrite jade is one of two different mineral species called jade. The other, jadeite which is much rarer may contain a wider variety of hues. Nephrite jade is mainly composed of grays and greens and occasionally yellows, whites and browns. Nephrite also has a number of other synonyms and varieties that often refer to the location it comes from including: BC jade, Canadian jade, Lushan jade, beilstein, kidney stone, lapis nephriticus, nephrit and spinach jade.
Jade is a stone with a long history. Ancient Chinese symbolized it with courage, wisdom, justice and mercy. The soothing green colour of jade makes it a wonderful healing stone, which increases fertility and longevity. It is an emotional balancer that gives the feeling of peace, steadiness and nurturing.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz crystal composed of silicon dioxide with traces of iron. Helpful in ridding nightmares. Just hold the Amethyst crystal on the forehead for a minute and ask it to guide you through a peaceful sleep, then place it under your pillow. Also helpful to calm an overworked and overstressed mind.