Jade and gemstones are all-natural things, so how to distinguish between jade and gemstones? What are the differences in concepts?
Gems are the most beautiful and precious kind of rock. They have bright colors, crystal texture, brilliant luster, hard and durable, and they are rare. They are natural mineral crystals that can be used to make jewelry, such as diamonds, crystals, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and golden emeralds (allex, cat’s eye) Etc.; there are also a few natural single mineral aggregates, such as agate and opal. There are also a few organic materials, such as amber, pearls, coral, coral, and ivory, which are also included in the broad sense of gems.
There are two types of jade, soft and hard. Jade usually refers to nephrite, and jadeite has another popular name-jade. Nephrite in the narrow sense only refers to Hetian jade, and broadly includes more than ten kinds of nephrite, such as Xiuyan jade, Nanyang jade, and Jiuquan jade. Many nephrite jades has a long history, such as Xiuyan jade. Jadeite refers only to jade.