In China, jade has been known as a healing stone and protective stone for around 8,000 years. Due to the large occurrence in China, we owe traditional Chinese medicine important knowledge about the healing effects of the stone. In ancient Egypt, jade was revered as the stone of love, peace, harmony and balance. In Arab countries, jade is cut into a scarab and set up to protect against misfortune. The Majas in ancient Mexico worshiped the stone to strengthen love and loyalty.