The Chinese call jadeite fei cui, which is the name for the river Kingfisher bird (Alcedinidae). As legend has it, the male is red and the female is emerald green (cui in Chinese), and when they come together they are equally as colorful as jadeite. As you can see by the photo, the fei cui is certainly very colorful.
Below are the colors of Guatemalan jadeite eggs that we have available. Rarer colors are more expensive and only available in small quantities.
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Apple or Light Green – Medium yellowish-green jadeite. Often has darker green veins.
Pale Green – A very light green, almost colorless jade. This could be considered the purest jade, as the imperfections are what give jade its color.
Dark Green – Dark forest green, often mottled with lighter green blotches.
Black – This dark jade is often harder and heavier than the other colors. May have dark green veins.
Lilac – Light violet hues on a white or grey background. Quite rare.
Galactic – Dark green or black jade swirled with flecks of metal that look like the night sky. Could be mica, pyrite, silver or even platinum or gold.
Emerald – An intense, medium green color.
Blue – Light sky blue, or dark bright blue veins. Found only in Guatemala.
Rainbow – A mixture of blue, green, pink, violet and orange on a white background. Really spectacular.