Jade was used in ancient China and Egypt as a talisman to bring good fortune and companionship. Jade was also said to protect travelers from evil, to promote wisdom and to ensure longevity. Known as the symbol of love and virtue, jade is a timeless classic. With a cool, smooth appearance, jade is soothing and pleasing to the eye. Jade jewelry is a sophisticated choice and instantly recognizable. Jade is a versatile stone that is often carved into jade beads and Chinese symbols. Jade beads are used in bracelets, necklaces, rings, and pendants while carved jade is commonly used in pendants. No matter how you slice it, jade is a stunning choice.