Jade & Sterling Earrings exemplify chic. This look is stylish and shows vitality when out in public. The 3 mm Jade beads are dainty and swing freely. Jade is a very old stone that has been around since prehistoric times. It is also known as Nephrite and Jadeite. Back in prehistoric times Jade was revered for its hardness, and was often used in weaponry. Today, however it is know for its beauty and all over the world many cultures adorn their royalty with Jade.