May 15, 2019 2 min read

The Colors of Jade


different natural colors of burmese jadeite jade

The most important value factor for jade is color.
Many consumers traditionally associate jadeite with the color green, and may come as a surprise to learn that the gemstone comes in various other colors as well!
As the image above portrays, jade can come in lavender, red, orange, yellow, brown, white, black, gray, and more.
All of these colors can be attractive.
While jade meaning is rooted in calm wisdom, healing and protection, each jade color carries a slightly different jade meaning and power.
natural lavender jade earrings with unpolished black jade in background
  • Green Jade is the most popular color. Meaningful in abundance of peaceful, prosperity and wealthy. Chinese believe that the green jade is the origin of the word. “Money Flows”
  • Black jade meaning represents the gemstone's particular ability to protect by warding off negative physical or psychological assault, especially the negative energies associated with self-defeat.
  • Blue jade meaning is about calm, inner peace and reflection. It is very useful for encouraging dreams and visions. The mind is calmed with blue jade.
  • Brown jade meaning has to do with staying well-grounded. The use of brown jade strengthens a connection with the earth while imparting comfort and a sense of reliability.
  • Lavender jade meaning has to do with spiritual support. It heals emotional pain while nourishing spiritually. Lavender jade vibrates at the highest ethereal level.
  • Orange jade meaning is all about the joy that can be achieved through connections with all living beings. Lavender jade energy provides quiet stimulation of the mind.
  • Purple jade meaning is focused on the aura. Happiness and mirth are brought about with purple jade while it eliminates negativity and supports a higher level of discernment.
  • Red jade meaning has to do with the life force. Use of red jade reduces fears while it encourages action and strengthens the life-force energy.
  • White jade meaning has to do with better focus. The use of white jade reduces distractions to allow for a better grasp on helpful, relevant information. It improves the decision-making process.
  • Yellow jade meaning is all about a cheerful, energetic way of being. Use of yellow jade enhances assimilation and discrimination.
  • Jade of Three Colors (Fu Lou Shou) Three colors jade in a piece such as white, purple, green / purple, yellow and green are the symbols of luck. The growth in life is never endless. Fu Lou Shou jade color is a pattern cherished by Chinese for centuries.
  • Jade of Two Colors is jade two colors combined in one piece, such as white green /black green / white purple also has a great meaning of wealthy and to never lack. 


Which color of jade would best suit you?

Find beautiful jade jewelry of many colors at Jadeite Atelier

   Or continue reading our next article on "Where does jade come from?" to learn more.
For more information about the factors determining the quality of jade, visit GIA.