Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties. It can refer to either of two different minerals: Nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, or jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminium. Jade is featured prominently in ancient Asian art, but also has an important place in many other cultures.
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