Marble stone is one of the most commonly used feng shui stones in China and Vietnam. Marble, also known as jade, is the common name of two precious stones, jadeite, and jade. Jadeite jade is harder than nephrite and the color is also more diverse. While Nephrite jade only has 2 colors blue and white, Jadeite jade has many other colors such as red, orange, brown, …
In Vietnam, when it comes to jade, people often think of jadeite, while Nephrite jade is less common, and often call jade.
Table of Contents
- 1. What is marble stone?
- 2. Benefits of marble stone.
- 3. Determine the value of marble stone
- 4. Types of Marble stone and treatment methods
1. What is marble stone?
1.1. Natural properties of marble
- Chemical formula: NaAlSi2O6 – Jadeite, Ca2(Mg,Fe)5(Si4O11)2(OH)2 – Nephrite
- Crystal structure: monoclinic system
- Color: green, white, yellow, brown, black, red
- Mohs scale hardness: 6.0 – 7.0
- Specific gravity: 2.90 – 3.38
- Refractive index: 1,600 – 1.688
- Birefringence: 0.020 – 0.027
1.2. Origin of marble in the world.
Jadeite distributes in Myanmar (Burma), China, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA, Guatemala. Jadeite jade often refers to as jadeite, and its highest grade would call jadeite. Witch hazel usually comes from Myanmar – the most beautiful source of jadeite in the world.
Nephrite jade distributes in Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the United States. Nephrite jade is often referred to as jade. The most beautiful source of Nephrite in the world is said to be in Canada. In Vietnam, jade reserves find in Son La.
2. Benefits of marble stone.
Marble has the effect of spreading the whole human body. Marble supports the liver, kidneys to remove toxins, excess substances, balance water, salt, and pH levels of the body.
Problems related to bones and joints are also improved by Jade. Jade helps reduce the rate of hip pain and muscle spasms, cramps.
Marble helps balance energy, which is very beneficial for those who have fertility problems. In this area, men are said to receive more benefits from jade than women.
2.1. Marble meaning
Marble has many colors. With each color, marble has different meanings:
Black Jade: amulet, protects the owner from negative energies from the environment both physically and spiritually.
Red Jade: enhances vitality, reduces fear, and promotes action
White Jade: removes distractions, helps to receive information better. It also helps owners make informed decisions.
Yellow Jade: improve the body’s energy level, suitable for those who suffer from fatigue and depression.
Green Jade: enhance concentration, improve emotional relationships in life
Blue Jade: means calm, peaceful. It encourages and promotes the development of visions and “dreams” for the owner.
Brown Jade helps to connect energy with the earth, bringing a sense of comfort and trust.
2.2. Which color of marble stone that suitable for each sign?
Many people asked An An: what destiny is jade or what destiny is jade? A temporarily referred to as marble and synthesizes the signs table according to the color below:
Green jade: Wood, Fire
White jade: Metal, Water
Red, orange, purple: Fire, Earth
Yellow, Brown: Earth, Metal
Black, Blue: Water, Wood
Marble bracelets are very popular feng shui stone jewelry today because of their beauty and use. In addition, you can use products from jade and jade such as Pi Xiu, ring, lu Thong, Buddha face of destiny, stone face roller, etc. to receive benefits from it.
Please note that the above jewelry is made of high-class jade, it will be called jade.
3. Determine the value of marble stone
Marble stone values by size, color, transparency, impurity level, and degree of cracking
Size: the heavier the marble, the higher the value. Large, high-quality stones are carved into expensive works of art, the excess use to make smaller feng shui items.
Color: Color is the most important factor in marble valuation. Jade marble has extremely diverse colors and tones are also dark, light, and dark. Jadeite jade color is often uneven, the part is mottled. A marble usually has 1 main color and a few other colors mixed in. One-color tablets are quite rare.
Jadeite jade green (green) is the preferred type. The darker the green, the higher the value. The most prized variety has a green color similar to the color of Emerald, this type is known in the West as Imperial Jade.
Transparency: Transparency is also an important factor of marble. Marble is a multi-mineral gemstone, so it does not have the same transparency as diamond and ruby. Marble compose of fibers and micro-grains. The larger this grain, the more opaque the color, the smaller the row, the clearer the stone.
The clearer the marble, the higher the value. The rarest transparent type on the market is called glass marble
Impurities: Impurities are the content of substances other than Jadeite or Nephrite present in the marble. These impurities of course cannot identify with the naked eye but based on the clarity and color of the marble that guesses. The more impurities, the more opaque the stone color and the lower the value.
Fracture: Fracture includes micropores and fissures. Micropores form by the boundaries of the microparticles and fibers that make up the marble. These micropores have little effect on the strength of the rock.
4. Types of Marble stone and treatment methods
Currently, with jadeite jade, people are usually divided into 3 types:
Firstly, Grade A jade: this is almost completely natural. People usually only treat by coating a layer of wax to protect and increase the smooth brightness of jade.
Secondly, Grade B jade: jade soak in an acid solution to remove impurities, brightening the jade. Then soak the jade in wax to fill the micro-pores and cracks to make the jade smooth; The gloss and color of the stone are improved. However, due to acid treatment, grade B jade will be more brittle than grade A.
Thirdly, Grade C jade: treat the same as B, but with an additional color impregnating process. The dye will fade over time. Color treatment only applies to poorly colored and pale gems. Of course, grade C has the lowest value in jade.
Instructions for using marble
As shown above, marble has a lot of micro-pores and cracks. Therefore, avoid exposing the marble to large heat sources that may cause the marble to crack and break
Most marble products are covered with a thin layer of glue to increase the shine and protect the stone. Avoid letting feng shui jewelry from marble come into contact with detergents that can loosen the glue, bad color of the stone. When cleaning marble, simply soak it in warm water, then dry it with a clean soft cloth.