jade meaning is rooted in calm wisdom, healing and protection, each jade color carries a slightly different vibration and power. Black jade has the particular ability to protect by warding off negative physical or psychological assault, especially the negative energies associated with self-defeat. Jade rock has been used for jewelry, statues and a variety of other items since around 4000 BC. It was actually used to make axe heads, knives and weapons in the ancient British Isles. The jade was easy to polish and keep sharp. Legend says, early humans had no weapons to protect themselves from wild animals. The Storm God created axes with jade taken from a rainbow and left them lying on the ground for humans to find and use for protection. Ancient artefacts and deity masks were made from jade rock in Central America, New Zealand, Mexico and South America. Jade has been used most extensively in China where it has been carved into beads, burial artefacts, incense burners, gems, musical instruments vessels and pendants. The green gemstone is widely considered one of the most useful “Dream Stones” which is at the heart of jade meaning. It has been used in this manner since ancient times.