Soochow Jade Beads
Beautiful in polished, faceted, and carved styles, these beads are so versatile for earthy and spiritual designs! Soochow Jade gemstone beads get their trade name from the city of Soochow in China. Soochow Jade presents in beautiful earthy greens, browns, and chalky whites. This stone is sometimes heat-treated to enhance or darken color.
Soochow Jade is actually a type of serpentine, a magnesium silicate. Many serpentines are used as more affordable alternatives to jade. Serpentine can be found on every continent, but Soochow Jade is specific to China.
As a type of serpentine, Soochow Jade is said to promote clearing the mind and meditation.