Real jade has been revered since antiquity for its beauty, elegance, durability, and the metaphysical gifts it bestows. It represents virtue, purity, prosperity, great health, longevity, love, benevolence, bravery, success, and more. It has been called “The Stone of Heaven.” There is even an ancient Chinese proverb that states “Gold has a price; jade is priceless.” Jade’s significance in Chinese culture cannot be understated.
There are two materials that can compose real jade: nephrite, or jadeite. Real jade comes in a variety of colors, including hues of black, gray, purple, blue, green, and white. It should be smooth and cool to the touch, and can have slight irregularities on the surface and slight variations in color.
Using jade eggs as tools to empower yourself, improve your sexual health, and improve your life is something that the West is starting to catch on to more and more. The hidden secret has been used in China for thousands of years is spreading throughout the world like wildfire. Women are searching for jade eggs so they too can experience the wonderful benefits.
With this has come a flood of unscrupulous vendors looking to make a buck. There are tons of imitations of real jade, that include serpentine, aventurine quartz, garnet, prehnite, dyed marble, other dyed stones, and even plastic. This begs the question- How do I know if my jade egg is real?
There are some tests that can be performed to help assess if your jade egg is real, such as hardness/scratch tests, density tests, examining the internal structure under a bright light, and so forth, but these tests are best done by a certified gemologist or jeweler.
One basic test you can do at home to help you is to toss your jade egg in the air and catch it in your palm. Real jade has a high density, so the weight should feel a little heavier than it looks like it should, especially compared to other eggs or stones you may own that are of similar size. If you hold, for example, a medium rose quartz egg in one hand, and your medium jade egg in your other hand, you should be able to feel a substantial difference in the weight. This method is imprecise but it is effective to get a sense of authenticity right off the bat.
Another indication of whether your jade egg is real jade or not is the price. Most of the “jade” eggs you can buy cheaply on Amazon or other parts of the interwebs are….exactly that- cheap. Cheap imitations. There is no way you can buy a real jade egg off Amazon for $20. Jade is an excellent, strong material, very sought after, and it is expensive. No internet vendor of authentic jade could ever make any money selling one for anywhere near that. Real jade is going to be expensive. So if you bought one cheap, it’s probably not the real deal.
Certification is very helpful. If your egg is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the highest-regarded certification body in the world, then your egg is legit. Certifications by GIA are very expensive and time-intensive, but are very accurate. You could also take your egg to a certified jeweler or gemologist so they can analyze your egg. If your egg comes with a seemingly hand-made slip of paper that says “Certified,” that does not mean anything. GIA certification is the only certification you can really trust.
Trusting your vendor is one way to have confidence in the quality of your jade yoni egg. Do you get a good feel about the vendor? Are their jade eggs GIA certified? Does the vendor offer information of quality? Does the website look of quality? Do the jade eggs sell for a price that is aligned with a high quality egg? In other words, do you feel you can trust that you are buying from a vendor with a culture of high quality?
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed these tips for assessing whether your jade egg is real or not. With much love, your friends at Bliss Yoni Eggs. <3